Identify breed

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by earlyt89, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. earlyt89

    earlyt89 New Member

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    What breed is this rooster. He was given to me. Somebody told me Americauna but idk
     

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  2. LindaR

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    I did a google search & came up with Wellsummer. The hens lay choclate brown eggs.
     

  3. LindaR

    LindaR New Member

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    Here is the picture
     

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  4. earlyt89

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    Wow that looks a lot like Chanty. That's what we call him. Thank u so much. I would enjoy anyone else's input as well
     
  5. cogburn

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    That is nice looking rooster... I'll post a link to a site where you can find out..

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    Nice Rooster !!

    Cogburn
     
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  7. earlyt89

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    According to the website you just posted the Welsummer cock looks exactly like my Chanty. Thank you both. I think we found it
     
  8. cogburn

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    No problem... That's a handy site, I've spent hours lookin and reading info from it..

    Cogburn
     
  9. omg3kids

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  10. AmyR

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    The Welsummer rooster is actually the rooster on the cornflakes box... A little pice of random trivia! I have a Welsummer hen, she's very pretty too.
     
  11. Julienkc

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    He looks like a black copper marans roo to me.
     
  12. earlyt89

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    Wow if you use the website listed above. The Welsummer Roos and the black copper Marans look exactly the same. But one of the hen I got with him look like the black Maran hens listed. I'm confoooooosed. They look the same. I just want to know what to expect when I start breeding him into my stock this spring.
     
  13. BuckeyeChickens

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    earlyt89, what did the seller tell you the bird was??? there are a lot of chicken breeds that are Black with Red....Black Breasted Red (BBR) American Games are one example but body shape rather than color alone is the way to "guess" at the breeds origin. Your best bet is to ask the person who sold it to you and if they don't give you a good answer find a breeder who knows what they have and you will be money ahead with your breeding program!!!
     
  14. Julienkc

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    He could also just be a mix, although most of them I see don't fit a color variety as good as him. I think marans simply because his beak is dark, most wellsummers I see are yellow. Does he have feathers/stubs on his leg? If so, he's marans, but if he doesn't that doesn't mean he's not either.
    BCM also seem to be an "it" breed now days, which is another reason I think it's more likely.
     
  15. earlyt89

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    The woman had bought a bunch of chickens from all over southern Alabama. And she was getting old that's why she was selling what she had. This woman had probly 200 chickens running around her yard half of them roosters. So it very well could be that he is mixed. She told me he was Americauna but he looks nothin like mine. I think the woman was old and suffering from dementia. I bought 15 hens from her all laying hens. And she gave me 5 roosters cause she had so many. She had RIR, sex links, marans, silkies, buffs, dominiquers, barred rocks, guineas, all kinds I laying and meat chickens. All the hens were in bad shape because of the surplus roosters. But that was the only one that she said was Americauna and I didn't see any others.
     
  16. earlyt89

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    He started running cuz he knew I wanted to get close to him sorry for the bad pics
     

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  17. AmyR

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    He's a great looking roo, whatever he is!! :)
     
  18. earlyt89

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    Well thank you very much. I thought he was gorgeous. And he was free. Lol
     
  19. BuckeyeChickens

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    sounds like you did this elderly woman a favor taking all those birds! you are happy and she is happy, what more could anyone ask for?!?! thanks for sharing ALL those pics, too!!!