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What breed is this roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Treegod, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one of my cockerels, called Raven. When we bought him we thought he was a hen, turns out we were wrong! But haven't regretted it. So far he's fathered three of our hens, and two cockerels that we have given to other people.

    I don't think he's pure bred, yet he has a very distinctive "style" about him.

    Here he is:

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    And here's a lovely close up of the back his neck showing some lovely colour:

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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    He's definitely a mutt. He looks like he might be part Old English Game, though.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see what you mean by Ancona, something "clicks" with that. Someone else on another message board suggested Speckled Sussex, another "clicker".

    Kooshie, out of interest, what makes you think Old English Game?

    Any other ideas?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He is definitely a Speckled Sussex cross. Look at the leg color - Pink. Sussex have pink/white legs, and it is a dominant trait that passes on to the F1 outcrosses.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Speckled Sussex is what I thought when I intitially saw him. Not sure what else might be in him. I really don't see a game breed due to his shape, feathering, and size. Any chance you could spread his wing out and get a photo of it? There's some interesting pattern going on there.

    He's a good looking cock!
     
  7. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is beautiful! I mean, I may have bought a "hen" in the shop but love what "she" became.

    The leg thing is interesting, they are quite pale pink, which I've never seen. Also there is a slight reddish-pink link going down it ("go faster" stripes lol)

    I'll see what I can do with a picture of the wing. Tomorrow morning I can take one.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My first thought was Speckled Sussex mix...

    Pretty roo.
     
  9. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought part speckled sussex as well
     
  10. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sussex and acona roo mix is my guess. He's pretty though!
     

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