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What breed is this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UGLYFOOT, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. UGLYFOOT

    UGLYFOOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This big boy literally wandered into my yard. We had seen him and two others up on the main road for a couple of days. I think someone was overrun with roos and decided to just dump them out here in the country. I heard that his brothers are with another neighbor. I think he is a EE but I am just guessing. He does look like my hatchery Ameraucana hens in color but his legs are yellow where theirs are grey or slate colored. Any suggestions?[​IMG]
     
  2. Free as a Bird

    Free as a Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure what he is but I don't think he is an Easter Egger. I had an Easter Egger rooster and his wattles were much smaller than your rooster's. Good luck!
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a mixed breed, possibly with some Easter Egger (which is not exactly a 'pure' breed).
     
  4. UGLYFOOT

    UGLYFOOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I appreciate your input, I am aware that EE's are not pure bred but a mix. That is what I am sure my hatchery lAmeraucana girls actually are. He is a pretty guy tho...
    I am not sure but I think that EE's can have very different looks due to the fact that they are mixed. I could be wrong on that one tho. I am new to this chicken thing.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Your bird is definitely a mixed breed, but only an EE if he carries the blue egg gene. And you are right, since EEs are hybrids produced by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers, their appearance can vary quite a bit depending on which breeds are used in the cross and which genes are passed to the offspring.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agreed
     
  7. UGLYFOOT

    UGLYFOOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the input. I am planing on letting him go live with my daughter when she takes her birds to her new place, I am adding to my flock with French Black Copper Marans, Blue Isbar, Bielefelders, Cream Legbars and Ayam Cemani. Then I am done till spring, when who knows what I will end up with? There are soooo many beautiful breeds out there.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed.
     

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