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What breed is Hector?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TherryChicken, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking bielefelder? What breed is he??
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  2. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I can't see his legs, but if they are yellow I agree that Hector is a Bielefelder cockerel.
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they are all yellow like a leghorns
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Then I'd definitely say you have a Bielefelder cockerel. :eek:)
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Awsome! Thank you!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  8. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get him? There isn't just a ton of Bielefelders out there. I never understand why, when someone posts a pic asking what it is, people start rattling off super rare breeds.

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  9. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I ask because he "looks" like one. The family who got him at 2 days old was told he was an "Ameraucana", but is obviously not true.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This exactly.

    If he was sold as an Ameraucana, he's a mixed breed bird. The problem with breeds like the Bielefelders is they're an easy look to mimic simply by crossing a barred bird and a red bird. But just as all black dogs aren't Labs, all black and red barred birds aren't Bielefelders.

    I believe the coloring on a Bielefelder is cuckoo over a black breasted red, so a rooster should have a black breast. OPs bird is red breasted, so the base color is wrong.
     

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