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What breed is our rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crystalgee, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. crystalgee

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    We have a gorgeous rooster and a hen we've had about a year or so. The hen is a Barnevelder which is very obvious but we've had problems figuring the breed of our rooster. The guy we bought him from (as a chick) said he was Ameraucana/ Easter Egger. When
    our hen (the Barnevelder) recently laid eggs they were all brown, not one was blue/green- which made me question the breed of our roo. After reading up a little, we realized that there were a lot of differences. We had four chick hatch: one yellow, one yellow with brown markings, one mostly black with yellow markings, one black with a lot of yellow markings.
    Please help and/or verify our breed.

    -White Earlobes
    -Four Toes
    -Green Tail Feathers
    -Single Comb
    -Paleish Legs
    -Blackish beak

    Thanks so much! Crystal
     
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    hes a pretty mix
     
  3. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having an EE roo would not change the color of your hen's eggs. If he is an EE some of his female offspring may lay colored eggs. I'm no breed expert so I can't much help you with id of your bird but he does look kind of like some other EE roos I've seen, but his comb looks a little off. EE are not pure breds so he could still be an EE, there is a great deal of variation among individual chickens.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    if he has some ee in him He does not carry the color egg gene since he has a single comb. and yes as above the roo does not change the hens egg color. He can only affect the babies egg color.
     
  5. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good to know you can tell if they have the color egg gene by looking at the comb! I did not know this. learn something new every day.
     
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  6. crystalgee

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    Thank you, we are still new to this and aren't 100% educated on all breeds so everything helps guys.
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the few ee that I have come across with single combs dont carry the colored gene others have said the same of single combed ees they have come across
     
  8. crystalgee

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    Alright well does anyone have any idea of what type of bird he may be?
     
  9. crystalgee

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    I've looked at silver marans, sussexs', and leghorns.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed, and very handsome.

    The association between blue eggs and comb type is not strictly true. Cream Legbars have a single comb and lay blue eggs.
     

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