What breed is this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by curious chickee, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps


    He is about 12 weeks old. My friend and I were discussing this rooster I raised. We were trying to figure out what breed/ breeds he might be. Breeder who sold him to me sold him as a buff Wyandotte because she thought he would get a rose comb.I know it is a rooster because I processed him at 20 weeks and he was crowing, had beautiful saddle feathers, but no comb.
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    His comb looks Rose from these pictures... small but still rose... I'd say Buff Wyandotte... Is it possible he just had a very small comb?
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
  3. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could have but at 20 weeks it was just a smooth bright red bump no definition. What age do most cockerels get their rose comb? This discussion was mostly for fun as the breeder didn't remember having any buff Wyandotte. (She hatches a lot of chicks for laying)
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    If those pics were at 12 weeks, I'm thinking the bird was a very slow developer or stunted in some way, cause I would have said that was a pullet. Being hormonally challenged or otherwise "off" from normal would explain why the comb didn't develop like normal. These are my Wyandotte crosses at 3-4 months old, you can see they've got plenty of comb and wattles.

  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

  6. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    That was why I waited to process, I thought it was a Pullet up until it started crowing and then waited for saddle feathers to be so obvious I couldn't convince myself otherwise. Only reason I asked question was my friend still doesn't remember having LF buff Wyandottes, doesn't even remember the conversation when I picked up the chicks as we didn't know each other yet. she did breed buff Orpington amongst getting chicks from other people and feed stores so I was getting other opinions.
  7. Shadow920

    Shadow920 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2015
    i just recently got 5 roosters from a friend. i know the breeds of four of them. but the one i like the most i don't know his breed. he has a pea comb and he it brown and white here is a head shot.
    and here are the best pics i could get of the rest of him. he was distracted by chips on the cage floor.
    he is young. no spurs yet. please help.
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    He's a mixed breed. For future reference the appropriate thing to do when you need a bird's breed or sex determined is make a separate topic for your questions and photos; we are happy to help but it can get confusing responding to multiple queries on the same thread.
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Could it be a buff Chantecler?
  10. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I just looked them up and he looked just like their rooster pictured when I processed. Thanks

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