What breed is this cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowtreeaviary, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. willowtreeaviary

    willowtreeaviary Out Of The Brooder

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    I've suspected for the last week or so that this one was a cockerel, but now I'm sure he is, with those tuffs on either side of his face (is there is a technical term for those?) and those emerging spindles. I am excited to have a second male in the flock, but now I have to wait and see how the established Black-and-Gold Ameraucana rooster takes to him. Even though I know the young one is a cockerel, I don't know what breed he is, and I'm hoping you fine folks here on the forum can identify him for me. Thanks in advance.

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    Here's a pic of my black Cayuga drake, included just to brag on him - enjoy!

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  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is an Easter Egger and the feathering on his cheeks and under his beak is his beard and muffs. Your Ameraucana should have those too.
     
  3. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my little EE`s. Mine are AustralorpXBlack Ameraucana and are all black with the blue/green/purple shimmers to their feathers. I do have a 9 week old with a few random brown splotches (the same colour as yours) poking through. How old is yours now, and did he have the brown feathers early on?
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  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    EE Cockeral! Odd color - but a very handsome boy!
     
  5. willowtreeaviary

    willowtreeaviary Out Of The Brooder

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    EE Cockeral! Odd color - but a very handsome boy!

    Why, thanks! Yeah, I'm quite proud of him. I just hope he gets along with the established rooster -- I'd hate to have to part with him. What would you call that pattern? I'm still new to chickens, so I'm learning, for example, that there are marans, then there are cuckoo marans (maran is the breed, cuckoo is the patterning). Also, when you say "Easter Egger", is that an example of what's called "sex link"? Thanks, Kerry​
     
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    willowtreeaviary Out Of The Brooder

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    Mrs. Feathers :

    Looks just like my little EE`s. Mine are AustralorpXBlack Ameraucana and are all black with the blue/green/purple shimmers to their feathers. I do have a 9 week old with a few random brown splotches (the same colour as yours) poking through. How old is yours now, and did he have the brown feathers early on?
    I am liking the little bit of variety in my gang [​IMG]

    Thanks for the reply, Mrs. Feathers. So my little guy's an Easter Egger, huh? Yours sound beautiful! And I'm looking forward to adding an Australorp to my flock. My cockerel pictured in this thread is about four months old, I'd say, and, yeah, he always had this basic pattern, though it does seem to be strengthening as he ages. What would you call this pattern? Variety in the gang is fun, isn't it? Cheers, Kerry​
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Why, thanks! Yeah, I'm quite proud of him. I just hope he gets along with the established rooster -- I'd hate to have to part with him. What would you call that pattern? I'm still new to chickens, so I'm learning, for example, that there are marans, then there are cuckoo marans (maran is the breed, cuckoo is the patterning). Also, when you say "Easter Egger", is that an example of what's called "sex link"? Thanks, Kerry

    Um ... maybe black partridge??? I dunno what you call EE patterns?
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:Why, thanks! Yeah, I'm quite proud of him. I just hope he gets along with the established rooster -- I'd hate to have to part with him. What would you call that pattern? I'm still new to chickens, so I'm learning, for example, that there are marans, then there are cuckoo marans (maran is the breed, cuckoo is the patterning). Also, when you say "Easter Egger", is that an example of what's called "sex link"? Thanks, Kerry

    Easter Egger is basically a chicken that carries the "blue egg" gene but is not a particular breed like the Araucana or Ameraucana. Basically a "mutt" that lays blue, green or I think pink eggs.
     
  9. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the reply, Mrs. Feathers. So my little guy's an Easter Egger, huh? Yours sound beautiful! And I'm looking forward to adding an Australorp to my flock. My cockerel pictured in this thread is about four months old, I'd say, and, yeah, he always had this basic pattern, though it does seem to be strengthening as he ages. What would you call this pattern? Variety in the gang is fun, isn't it? Cheers, Kerry

    Hopefully as mine gets a little older he will get more of the brown too. Yours is very handsome and I hope it works out that you are able to keep him. I have no idea what you would call the pattern. I do love the surprises that come with EE`s though!
     

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