What breed was the father?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Corona Ranch, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Corona Ranch

    Corona Ranch Just Hatched

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    Hey ya'll!

    I hope one of you can help me identify what 4 of my chickens have been mixed with.
    I believe the mother hen to be a production red, as she was a gift from a school teacher and did not tell what breed she was. The father is our neighbor's rooster that has since been culled(they did not contain him in their yard and other neighbors were complaining about the rooster and his girls ruining gardens). I didn't really get a good look at the father rooster but I have suspicions that he had Black Copper Maran in him because the dominant rooster that I have closely resembles a Maran. I had a total of 4 chicks hatch from the neighbor's stray rooster last August: 2 cockerels and 2 pullets.

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    The 2 pullets

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    Thank you!
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Either rooster could be the father, really. That second pullet did not have that hen for a mother, though.
     
  3. Corona Ranch

    Corona Ranch Just Hatched

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    The 2 roosters above are brothers.
    I only had one laying hen at the time (the rest of my chickens were only 3 months old). So unless the neighbor's had a second rooster? But that hen is definitely the mother.
     
  4. Corona Ranch

    Corona Ranch Just Hatched

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    I've been dying to figure out what breed their father was lol.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Crests are a dominant trait, so one parent must have been crested.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your momma hen looks like a new Hampshire.

    There were different fathers, or the single father was a mix of mixes, with some weird genetics there.

    I don't see Marans at all. They have white skin and a different body shape. Yes, the color kinda-sorta resembles a black copper, but it's also what you get when you cross red birds with black birds a lot. So, the father had some black....that doesn't narrow things down much, does it?

    Seeing the offspring, I'm thinking the rooster was mainly red. That last pullet has a partial crest, so her father had to have a crest also. Looks like a funky comb, so my thought is the rooster there had some Polish in the mix, but probably not a first generation.

    Sorry, there really aren't any strong breed indicators to jump out and identify the breeding. Just good ol barnyard mixes, nice backyard birds.
     
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  8. Corona Ranch

    Corona Ranch Just Hatched

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    Yea, i have another mix from the neighbors rooster ands she's funky looking too lol.

    The reason i got to thinking he was part maran was because one of the 2 pullets just began laying and i recently started getting these darker eggs.

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  9. donrae

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    Nice! My thought would be Welsummer, with those classic yellow legs.

    Always nice to have variety, right?
     
  10. Corona Ranch

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    Oh yes! I love my mixed flock! So many personalities and egg colors! [​IMG]
     

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