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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shahann, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Shahann

    Shahann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this as a chick that hatched in early August, 2016. A 16-year old was selling chicks on Craigslist that were just a few days old. He said they were Orpingtons or Speckled Sussex chicks. He was on vacation when I picked up my order. His grandmother sold me 25 chicks for $25. (It was well worth the risk.) But what kind of chicken is this?

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    I am thinking it is a rooster. It hasn't crowed yet, but its neck feathers are starting to look like my other roosters (long and thin feathers.) It's a pretty bird! I'll probably keep it. If it's a rooster I'll give it his own group of hens. It also tends to make sure all the others are inside before it goes into the coop at night (just like my other roosters.) Any comment/suggestions are welcome! Thanks.
     
  2. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a Handosme Lavender Orpington Cockerel!
     
  3. Shahann

    Shahann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! You can't tell in this photo very good, but it has feathered legs too. There's a really good chance it's a barnyard mix of something too.
     
  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Oh!i didn't see the legs till now!Its a barnyard mix rooster I'd guess then!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd also say barnyard mix. Hey, not bad for a buck, right?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Still a deal for $ 1. especially since he doesn't seem to be aggressive.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossbred. Most likely a Cochin bantam crossed with a large clean legged breed. Cockerel for sure.
     

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