What kind of Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flockandgarden, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. flockandgarden

    flockandgarden Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't tell what kind he is any ideas?
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    He is very very large with a beautiful green tail. I would really appreciate any input. Thanks

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  2. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Easter Egger rooster to me
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. flockandgarden

    flockandgarden Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG, now I see it. I saved him from someones dinner plate and has been a wonderful addition to the farm. He even took a nasty racoon's eye out (been trying to trap that racoon for months). Always willing to jump in your lap. Never thought I could love a rooster so much.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be an Easter Egger rooster. I'm also seeing a Faverolles mixed with a cushion comb chicken (since pea combs are often dominant, there should be some evidence of either a pea or a single comb on your roo for it to be an EE, and I see neither). It's really that comb that's throwing me off here.
     
  6. flockandgarden

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    That is what I thought. My first thought was some kind of Faverolle mix. But I don't know what kind of chickens have that comb. Any Idea?
     
  7. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rare Chantecler is the only one with a cushion comb that comes to mind. I would say it could be a strawberry comb cross, but your roo doesn't look gamey enough (Malays and other very gamey birds have strawberry combs, which look a lot like a cushion). Or even some sort of large walnut comb (some northern European breeds, Silkies, and others I can't remember have this type of comb). So, yeah, I really still have no idea [​IMG]

    Just looked up the genetics, though, and I think if I had to guess I'd still say Easter Egger x something. Turns out the cushion works like a cross between a pea comb and a rose comb, combined with the "smooth comb" gene (you can see this in a lot of rose comb birds). So, the pea comb could come from an Ameraucana or EE (most likely), and then your boy would be crossed with a rose combed bird that possessed the smooth comb gene (though not necessarily, apparently it can appear smooth even without the gene). Leave it to chicken genetics to be confusing.
     

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