What is this bantam rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by laircy, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    Feed store said he was bantam ameraucana, and some of the other roosters that came in the same batch as him did look like that, but this one looks less so. Particularly, I don't know what kind of comb this is.

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He's a bantam Easter Egger.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Think it's a "strawberry" comb, Ameraucana's have "pea" comb & slate colored legs which yours does. Possibly an Ameraucana mix, how old is he? Someone with more expertise will peep in with their thoughts.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Knew someone with more experience would be peeping in [​IMG] Is that a "strawberry" comb?
     
  5. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think he's around 4 months old. What is a strawberry comb? Is it a mix between other kinds of combs? I found out his coloring is called "blue breasted red"
     
  6. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Lion Breeding Master Premium Member

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    Nope- A strawberry comb is an actual type of comb between a pea comb and a cushion comb. I agree with and commend @ChickNanny13's expertise- he certainly does ring true to a bantam Ameraucana mix!!
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a 'cushion' comb. It is the result of both a pea comb gene and a rose comb gene. No muffs means that there is no 'true' Ameraucana in him. Cushion combs are actually pretty common in bantam Easter Eggers.
     
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