What breed is my new free Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by monarc23, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    He's three months old is all the info I got with him. He was an ordered chick but my mom (who got him for me from her boss) didn't think to ask his breed. He was going to be butchered because he was pooping on a saddle constantly. LOL.

    I named him Wilber and just am curious what breed ya'll think he is and how big he may get...because for 3 months id' say he's a pretty big boy. He's atleast heavy. I mean he's not HUUUGE but what im saying is i dont *think* he's a bantam.

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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    anyone got any guesses? Plz [​IMG]
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Dark Brown Leghorn

    Trying to find a picture to help you out...
     
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  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Here is a pic of Ike, our Single Comb LIGHT Brown Leghorn at the same age.....

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    And at 1 1/2 years of age.....

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    I think your bird looks a bit like Ike, but may be a DARK SCBL.
     
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  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Ditto, but I'd say 4-5 months, not 3.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Wow im excited! thank you everyone! Dark Brown Leghorn! That adult Dark Brown Leghorn is GORGEOUS!
     
  7. FarmMom4

    FarmMom4 Out Of The Brooder

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    It could also be a BB Red Old English Game Rooster
     
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I'm gonna vote Dark Brown Leghorn, too. The white earlobes tend to limit the number of breeds he could be. [​IMG]
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yep, dark brown leghorn. The white ear lobes give it aways. [​IMG]
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you ever actually seen a Dark Brown Leghorn?
    The bird pictured is a hatchery bred, juvenile Light Brown Leghorn. The adult bird posted by keljonma is rightly identifiedas a Light Brown Leghorn.
    Here's a link to the Feathersite Leghorn page. Scroll down to the Dark Browns & I think you'll see the difference particularly in the hackle.
     

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