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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skweaky30, Jul 8, 2016.
What breed of rooster is this?
I'm thinking either a mix, or a hatchery quality Dark Cornish.
Thank you! After researching online I can definitely see the Dark Cornish in him. We have 2 Black Australorp hens, so I thought at first he was a Black Australorp rooster... but he has brown on his wind tips and that was confusing me. Thanks for your help!
Well, if it's a bird you hatched from the breeds you listed in your other thread, it's a mixed breed. If you don't have a Dark Cornish, it can't be part Dark Cornish. From those breeds my guess would be EE/Australorp cross.
No, this rooster wasn't hatched from the others listed in the other thread. We bought all of them as chicks at the same time from Atwoods Feed Supply store.
yep, Dark Cornish
I would have guessed Black Copper Maran. How can you tell the difference?
Black Copper Marans have straight combs, softer feathers, and the coloring is different. They have solid patches of copper around the neck, the saddle feathers and on the wings. Marans also have white skin and usually feathered legs.
Cornish have pea combs, very hard, dense, close feathers, and they're laced in color. They have a different build, they're very bulky with large breasts and legs compared to other breeds. They have a different shaped head and eye, IMO more of a primitive look than your average dual purpose bird.
Judging by the looks of my Dark Cornish pullets, I'd guess that this guy is Dark Cornish. He's shaped like my pullets.