What breed was this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aglet, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. aglet

    aglet New Egg

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    Sorry in advance for the super bad quality of the photos...

    I was going thru some old stuff, and came across a project I did at school in 7th grade (soooo many years ago!), and it got me thinking... What breed was my rooster? I can remember that my hen was an Australorp, and that my duck was an Indian runner, that's it.

    I kind of feel bad that I can't remember what he was, and even though it's entirely inconsequential, it's going to be one of those things that bugs me until I can find out.

    Unfortunately, these were the only photos that I could find (the rest are probably on a floppy disc somewhere!), and there isn't one of him in full adult plumage.

    I know the chances of a positive ID are slim based on these crappy photos, but can anyone tell me what he likely was? A rough guestimate would suffice. [​IMG]

    And yeah, you can probably guess my age based on that funky Word Art alone! [​IMG]

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks similar to an Iowa Blue, but kinda dark.
     
  3. aglet

    aglet New Egg

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    Wahey, I think you're right on the money...

    I just quickly googled that, and found a pic that looks similar to how he did.

    Although, I think he had more chestnut on him in some places. [​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]

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  4. aglet

    aglet New Egg

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    I found a few pics online that look similar to how he did as an adult...

    Perhaps he was just the rooster equivalent of a mutt!

    My memory could also be wrong.

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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He quite possibly was a mutt. Hard tellin.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That many colors in an undefined pattern usually spells Barnyard Mix.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Possibly a black sexlink male.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  9. aglet

    aglet New Egg

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    Thanks, guys! [​IMG]
     

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