What breed is this roster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dekel18042, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Any idea what this rooster is? He belongs to a friend. I'm sure he's a mix but I never saw a chicken with legs that pale. They look almost white.
    He is young, broody hatched sometime this summer, Maybe July and his two sisters were dark.
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's a mix from what I can see, enough no specific breed stands out. The most common white shanked breeds are Orpington and Sussex, so he could have either of those in his ancestry.
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Perhaps Sussex mixed in as he has some speckles as does this rooster who is probably (not 100% sure) the father..
    Interestingly, another clue is that the hens in this line are producing white eggs. (But orpingtons and Sussex don't)
    We're just trying to make some guesses from appearances but all we know for sure is he's a barnyard mix from random breedings, but we're trying to make some educated guesses. I've never seen legs that pale.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    White legs are a dominat trait from my understanding, so they can carry down through several generations of mixing. I have a hen who is at least 3rd gen mixed breed who has nice white legs.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on that.
     
  8. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sussex seems a distinct possibility, but looking at my own chickens (I know exactly what every one is.) I noticed my blue splash marans have whiteish legs, but hard to notice because the legs are feathered.
    From what I've read, not all marans have feathered legs, but assuming the leg color would be similar.
     
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