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What breed and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newhenstein castle, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. newhenstein castle

    newhenstein castle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a guess but would like your opinions! Thanks.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; EE cockerel.
     
  4. BorealisChick71

    BorealisChick71 Out Of The Brooder

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    x3 - definite cockerel, and appears to be an EE.
     
  5. newhenstein castle

    newhenstein castle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So definitely a rooster!
     
  6. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there, it's definitely a Rooster. You can tell by the sickle-shaped tail feathers and long, thin hackle (neck) feathers. He appears to be an Araucana cross Game breed.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Araucana in North America do not have fluffy cheeks.
     
  8. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh oops, I was looking at the beard. My bad, we don't have many Araucanas over here in Australia. But the general shape of the head does suggest Araucana.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Their not supposed to have beards either. North American Araucana are tufted and rumpless. Ameraucana have muffs and beards, but this guy looks more like an Easter Egger.
     
  10. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that's right, I always get Araucanas and Ameraucanas mixed up. BTW, what's an Easter Egg chook? I haven't heard of it before.
     

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