What breed is this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by henhills, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. henhills

    henhills New Egg

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    We received this bantam rooster as a chick without knowing the breed. Please let us know.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He is a Dutch bantam - not quite sure of the color variety.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Dutch Bantam mix to me. His color doesn't match any Dutch variety that I know of, making me think he's a mix of different breeds or varieties.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    BantamLover, is there a 'Brassy Back' variety? He looks almost that color
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Your bird looks like a Dutch Bantam mix to me, too. As Bantamlover21 stated, he doesn't fit any recognized Dutch Bantam color (at least here in the United States- where they originated in Holland there are many more varieties).

    Alternatively, he could be a hatchery-quality Dutch Bantam, which are often mixed with Old English Game or other breeds. Hatchery birds don't tend to fit the breed standard all that well. But, that doesn't mean he isn't a great rooster! He is very pretty, even if he isn't a purebred.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Make that X3.
     

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