What breed of rooster is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pieta23, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. pieta23

    pieta23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone gave me this rooster a while ago and I don't know what breed it is. Any thoughts? The tail feathers are a beautiful green color in the right light.

    Also, does anyone know if its possible to "declaw" roosters? Not something I would do, but this rooster has no claws at all, which seems very unusual. It does have huge spurs though, which I don't think were there either when I got him (or I just didn't notice).

    Thanks.

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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a Birchin Marans to me. Very pretty! His "clawlessness" could just be a deformity or it could've been an accident as a chick.
     
  3. pieta23

    pieta23 Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of accident cause all of his claws to be missing?
     
  4. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birchen Marans [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Frost bite will often cause pieces of the toes to become damaged and fall off. I have a roo missing a couple tips of his toes. He is a modern bantam and sometimes has trouble covering his feet with his tiny body in the winter.
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SUCH a beautiful roo! But if it was frostbite that took his toes, then wouldn't his comb be affected too? It looks unscathed to me.

    Maybe he's got a mutation? Wish my roo didn't have claws - his are terrible on the hens' wings. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb points look rounded off to me [​IMG]
     
  8. Mickiesmadhouse

    Mickiesmadhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! Stunning!
     
  9. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Yes, the comb definitely was affected by frostbite judging by the points. However, my little guy has a perfect comb. Only his toes were affected so it's possible for that to happen, too.
     

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