Wondering what my roo might be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by feistychick, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    923
    215
    166
    Jul 25, 2015
    Northern Washington coast
    I got this guy a few months ago from the humane society as a small "hen". He was pretty scraggly looking. He has grown a fair bit since I got him, just started crowing so he's pretty young. I'm curious what he might be breed-wise. I know he's likely mixed breed, but am very curious if there's any way to tell what he might be made up of? I don't know much about genetics or chicken breeds.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    4,553
    1,619
    311
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    Shooting in the dark a bit but he looks like an Iowa Blue to me. Handsome "hen". Good that he found a home with you as it looks like he is well cared for.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    16,662
    4,331
    456
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    He does look like one.
     
  4. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    923
    215
    166
    Jul 25, 2015
    Northern Washington coast

    Thank you - I'm going to look up Iowa Blue and see what they are :) He seems to be a happy boy. I had him quarantined for awhile with the other bird that I got from the humane society (who actually is a hen). I moved them in with the rest of my girls a few weeks ago and so far, so good. Thankfully we live in the country so it's no big deal that he's not the hen he was sold as :p
     
  5. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    4,553
    1,619
    311
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
  6. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    3,648
    202
    251
    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    I think the guess above are likely spot on, hansom fella!
     
  7. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    923
    215
    166
    Jul 25, 2015
    Northern Washington coast
    Thanks for all the help! I had no idea where to even start looking to figure out what he was. I agree that he looks like he's definitely at least part Iowa Blue. He turned into a pretty guy, for such a scraggly little bird :). I'll get on that Iowa Blue thread and do some reading!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,531
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    He could have some Blue in him, but with those white lobes he's at least partially mixed. Can we get a profile shot to see his coloring and build better?
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,416
    10,118
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    beautiful roo regardless.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    923
    215
    166
    Jul 25, 2015
    Northern Washington coast

    I had thought he was probably mixed, but was awfully curious what he might be - he started turning into an attractive dude. Does this help at all? I was just admiring how big he was starting to get and how he was starting to show the girls when he found things (I got him in December and he was so tiny compared to now).

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by