What breed was this guy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Orcae, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Orcae

    Orcae Out Of The Brooder

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    He fathered all of the clutches we've had, we were told by one person he was a RIR and another that he was some kind of sussex.
     
  2. jasmtnljj

    jasmtnljj Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one like him once but i dont remember for sure. Have you looked up Welsummer roosters?
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Not a Sussex. I would guess New Hampshire? Maybe? [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I do think he looks like a Welsummer rooster. I can't tell if he has white skin or yellow skin on his legs....Welsummer should be yellow, I think....

    He's a handsome guy!
     
  5. Orcae

    Orcae Out Of The Brooder

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    He does look like a Welsummer to me, but the pics in Google show a lighter bodied rooster than he was. He was huge and he was very heavy - it knocked you forward quite a bit when he ran up behind you and attacked you. Maybe he was just bigger than usual?
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    He could be a Marans, maybe black copper, but I don't see any feathering on the legs. Marans are definitely big roosters! The leg coloring would be right too....Not all marans have the leg feathering.
     
  7. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a partridge rock to me.
     
  8. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Wellie was an absolute MONSTER, so if he was hatchery stock, I wouldn't rule them out (he must have been 12lbs). Had to give him away because the hens kind thought that dating him was rather like dating a steam roller.
     

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