What breed is this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Vamvakas, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this young 4 month old rooster a breed or a mutt? Under his feet it's yellow but his leg coloring is weird. Got him from a well known breeder so it's hard to think he's a mutt, maybe a Black Java?..

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I've only had a couple of mottled ones but from what I remember their feet look pretty much like that and they are yellow skinned. He also has those floppy earlobes they seem to get early. Do you know what breeds the breeder has?
     
  3. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a Jersey Giant
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not likely, Black Jersey Giants have blackish or slate colored feet and legs. [​IMG]
     
  5. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sorry about that I never really raised black Jersey Giants
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Well, it looks like he has the following breeds in black: Java, Jersey Giant, Wyandotte, Cochin, Langshan, Crevecoeur, La Fleche, Australorp, Ameraucana, Sumatra. If he isn't a mix I'd think you can eliminate everything except the Java, Australorp and the Jersey Giant. So he could be a lorp with yellow instead of white skin, or one of the other two with a lot yellower legs than they usually have. Mottled Java have legs more like his, I'd wonder if he is a cross between a black and a mottled and didn't get good leg color? He just doesn't look hefty enough for a giant even at four months, but I guess if he hits 12+ pounds as an adult he could be that.
     

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