What breeds are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Witchgrass, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Witchgrass

    Witchgrass Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2016
    Bandera, Texas
    These two were given to me. I have since added 4 hens, and am considered getting rid of one of the roosters. They are both decent looking and quite large. I orginilally thought they were both solid black, but the pictures show some variations in color. [​IMG]
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    for the blue bird, the first thing that came to mind was Marans. Fits the color, and feather legs....but......he seems pretty light bodied for a Marans. He may be young and just not developed? Also his comb seems pretty large for a Marans, but again I'm not familiar enough to know if he may grow into it. The only other pure breed I know of that would fit is Langshan, but I'm not sure if they come in blue, and again I think they're heavier birds. He may be a mix of one of those.

    The second bird I do think is a mix. Nothing's coming to mind right off that fits that color and comb.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] just don't know - sorry
  4. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2015
    I was going to suggest black australorp for the second rooster? Just because the glossy green on his feathers is similar to my girls' coloring.
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Partridge rock for the yellow legged one and blue Langshan for the other.

    for egg production probably the rock would be better. but the langshan definitely would add height in the chicks. Not necessarily meatier though.

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