What is this rooster? Marans? Australorp? Mixed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joanstead, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. joanstead

    joanstead New Egg

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    welcome to byc!
    With those feathered legs he is definitely not an Australorp - nor does he look like a Marans - chances are, with the leakage showing, he is a mix. What color are his legs beneath the feathering? What color are the bottoms of his feet?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a Black Copper Marans to me.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would expect to see significantly more "copper" in the markings than the little bit of leakage that is showing on this bird.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be a Black Copper Marans, but not a great quality one. Or a mix, possibly involving Cochin or Marans.
     
  6. drumstick diva

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    agree with Ol Grey Mare
     
  7. Aris

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    I would say Brahma cross , he has modified pea comb and feathered legs , also the body type is more close to Brahma than BCM ,also agree he is not black copper in color ,just has red leakage .
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to be a Brahma cross to me as well.
     
  9. joanstead

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    He's only about 6 months old and so I wasn't sure if that's part of the reason why the copper isn't showing as much. His comb is what is really "off".
     

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