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What is this guy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DCS, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if he's the "rare chick" or what, but this dude (Who is most definitely a dude) is really flashy. He came from McMurry in a heavy assortment. He's pretty big - on the order of my NH Roo, and doesn't take any crap from anyone.

    I love his colors, but have no clue what he is. Anyone? He's about 4 months old, and has the longest tail feathers of the bunch, probably because he harasses the other, smaller roos.

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    Thanks!
    Danielle
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Maybe a partridge rock? Do you have any baby pics?
     
  3. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I'm stumped, anyone else?
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Certainly not a Partridge Rock. Doesn't the McMurray catalog have pictures of all the breeds they sell?
    If he's a breed it's one I'm not familiar with-looks to me like a cross of some sort. McMurray doesn't actually own any birds-they contract for eggs & I'd guess someone slipped in an egg from a mixed mating.
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not a partridge rock. I had 3 PR roosters and they don't look anything like him.

    Just for reference, here is what a PR looks like.

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    Not sure what he is, but he certainly is a big guy!
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well after looking at the catalog for MM (which I have in front of me) the closest I come up with is Brown Leghorn. Other than that it is a mix.
     
  7. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have poured through the catalog as well, as the leghorn is the closest I can come. He sure is pretty, though...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't tell.
     
  8. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cubalaya...they have long back and tails held almost parallel to the ground, VERY feisty as they were originally bred for fighting in southern america.

    They come in many color variations, the most prominent in America is black-breasted red cubalaya.

    He is GORGEOUS!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Sorry, but Cubalaya aren't anywhere near the heavy breed shape. They aren't feisty either, they're quite tame. The cock in the photo is single combed and large wattled, not to mention a heavy weight. Cubalaya are peacombed, little or no wattle and light weight.

    See? No comparison:

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    Besides, McMurray doesn't carry cubalaya. [​IMG]
     
  10. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gee, I'm stumped too! [​IMG] Looks kinda like a Cornish. A Cornish mix (I didn't know hatcheries gave mixes, apart from the cornichXrock cross, but those are white).
     

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