What breed is this black rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Michele S, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Michele S

    Michele S Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted this rooster and hen and have no idea what they are. They eat A LOT.

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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    They appear to be Black Australorps to me. Just my opinion.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The one in the back is not a Black Australorp. Does he have black legs? White soles? If so, he's a clean faced Ameraucana. He's got the body, pea comb, lack of wattles, and dewlap to prove it.
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking he looked like an Ameraucana.... definately NOT an australorp. Maybe his beard has been picked out.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:I was thinking he looked like an Ameraucana.... definately NOT an australorp. Maybe his beard has been picked out.

    If his beard was picked out, you'd see a bare spot where the muffs are too. [​IMG] But there isn't even a spacing for the muffs. . . Signifying that he's just a clean faced fluke, probably from poor breeding.
     
  7. Michele S

    Michele S Out Of The Brooder

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    His legs are the exact same color as the hen's legs. I think he may be part Ameraucana because I got a gray hen with same comb and legs and she lays a green egg and they came from the same clutch. I wasn't sure because he is pure black.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    So then he's an Easter Egger, and so would be the gray (blue is what we call it) hen. [​IMG]
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I gotta say, I love that hen's expression! Like she's rolling her eyes at him crowing......"you HEAR what I have to put up with?" [​IMG]

    Does she have scaley legs, or is it just artifact from the camera?
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    EE roo with a BA hen.
     

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