Wondering about Breed and age

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sandygator, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Sandygator

    Sandygator New Egg

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    This handsome fellow showed up one morning atop the coop and adopted our girls. He's been here every since. He is calm, tame and seems young, but I have no idea! I'm new to this chicken thing, but I do love mine!
    Can anyone identify a specific breed? Any idea how old he is?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He reminds me of a speckled Sussex except that his comb and leg color are all wrong. He's a pretty boy!
     
  3. Sandygator

    Sandygator New Egg

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    Thanks, he is pretty, aint he? [​IMG]

    Would any other pictures be helpful, or does this show the important things?
     
  4. Sandygator

    Sandygator New Egg

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    Another view

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  5. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is gorgeous! Are you going to keep him? I agree, a Speckled Sussex mix of some sort.

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  6. Sandygator

    Sandygator New Egg

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    I reckon he's keeping us! LOL He's been here two weeks.
     
  7. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe DTChickens (Daniel) will find his way to this thread and correct me if I am wrong, but looks like an oriental game crossed with American game. He is more than likely less than a year old.
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Could be.. I'd say maybe even a pure American game but he has the head and short beak of an Oriental, not to mention the small wattles. I would guess in the one year range as well.
     
  9. sarjaysar

    sarjaysar cosmic chicken

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    WOW aint he a handsome chap!
     
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  10. Sandygator

    Sandygator New Egg

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    Thanks so much guys! Now I'm wondering where he might have come from. I have 4 hens; a rhode island red, a buff minorcan, and 2 americaunas. I really just want eggs and a few meat chickens later on down the road. Can I allow this rooster to make babies with my hens?
     

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