What Breed is this Boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nifty50chick, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This lad is a rescue we took in a few weeks ago, folks are telling me he is a Barred Rock Roo.
    He has started to put on some weight, he was very thin when we brought him home.

    I thought I should come to the experts for the final call before i tell folks he is a barred rock [​IMG]

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He is not a BR, nope. He may be a black sex link, which is 1/2 BR or he may be 1/2 Cuckoo Marans since he seems to have more whitish legs than the yellow of a regular black sex link. In any case, definitely can't be pure BR, if at all. He's a mix with at least one barred parent is all I can say.
     
  3. ChickenScratchin

    ChickenScratchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that can't be a pure BR. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not a purebred anything. Probably a Barred Rock cross or a Cuckoo Maran cross.
     
  5. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think he was purebred! But he is doing a great job looking after the girls.[​IMG]

    He doesn't chase the kids OR sneak up and pounce on me when i am gardening like our last roo did just before he caught the bus to camp freezer![​IMG]

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts![​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put my two cents in for Cuckoo Marans cross. With the pink legs and all.
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ain't nothing wrong with mixes. They're actually my favorite "breed." [​IMG] Currently, most of my chickens are crosses. [​IMG]
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I would post his pic on the marans thread. He looks like a golden cuckoo marans to me but I am no where close to being an expert. Very nice looking boy! [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm not a Marans expert, either. I do think it's a possibility that he's at least half Marans, though. A good tempered rooster is a great thing!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you have a hen go broody, he'll make some pretty babies!
     

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