What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aachamber, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. aachamber

    aachamber New Egg

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    We got this "surprise" chicken in a batch we ordered. Anybody know its breed? Thanks for your help![​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    He looks like an Easter Egger rooster.
     
  3. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure does!
     
  4. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    x3- And a very pretty one!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on Easter Egger rooster.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easter egger cockerel.
     
  7. aachamber

    aachamber New Egg

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    Thank you everyone! I thought it was a rooster based upon its behavior. We are new to having chickens and we didn't really want a rooster. We have 18 hens. I am surprised they would send us a rooster when we ordered 18 hens. He is definitely a pretty one but I think he is going to have to go. Very aggressive.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger rooster.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Most hatcheries only guarantee 90 % on sexed chicks. Whenever I order chicks, I always order pullets in batches of 25, and I almost always get 1 or 2 roosters in the order.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger, Rooster.
     
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