What Breed is this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blazer327, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. blazer327

    blazer327 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what breed this rooster is? He is 5 months old.
     
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really hard to tell from the picture but he could possibly be a speckled Sussex. Can you get a better pic? Side on without the light reflecting on him quite so much? What color are his legs? Is he a large fowl or a bantam?
     
  3. blazer327

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    I will try and get more pictures tomorrow, this is the other two pictures I have of him. He is black with some white on some of his feathers and a little brown feathering on his side wings. His legs are a very soft yellow with black speckles on them. I will also include a picture of the hen that looks exactly like him other than she is a hen. Her feet however have way more black on them. Thank you for your information.

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  4. blazer327

    blazer327 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and they are both large fowl not bantams. Thanks
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, last time I said the hen's a Mottled Java. . . . Honestly I think they're mutts. Their coloring as a pair and their lack of complete mottling likely suggests they're crosses.
     
  6. blazer327

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    Can you order mutts from a hatchery? They both came from Mcmurray hatchery.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Techincally, yes. They're probably supposed to be mottled Javas, but are crossbred. I've gotten mutts before when I ordered Brahmas.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    McMurray doesn't sell Javas, so I would guess you have poorly colored Speckled Sussex.

    ETA: I just saw your other post. I would guess Ancona, except she has red earlobes, and Anconas have white earlobes... The only other mottled standard-size breed McMurray carries is Mottled Houdan, and she is NOT a Houdan, LOL. [​IMG]

    Maybe a naughty rooster jumped the fence? [​IMG]
     
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  9. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are Speckled Sussex Mixes (A Black colored bird X Speckled Sussex)
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say they are HQ speckled sussex.
     

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