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question on what kind of rooster this is please!

 
matt sorrells
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My wife was wondering what kind of rooster this is that we've got? I had no idea, but I know someone on here would know what kind, where they're from, and more.

Funny story, bought him at a chicken auction and he had no tailfeathers then, and with them holding the chicken by the legs and moving it around overhead alot, and they SAID it was a laying hen - I bought it thinking it was a hen till we got it home and it crowed. lol, then we got to looking and sure enough, there are spurs.

Anyway, I sure would appreciate an ID on this one. Thanks!
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Kathleen Sanderson
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It looks like an Easter Egger, usually sold by the hatcheries as an Ameraucana or sometimes even mislabeled Araucana. Easter Eggers lay various colors of eggs, but aren't actually a recognized breed. They are generally pretty good layers (though mine have always quit laying for a couple of months in the winter), and in spite of being labeled non-setters, some of my best broodies have been Easter Egger hens.

Kathleen
 
Bill Bradbury
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He looks like a Silver Wyandot (I don't know if I spelled that right). They are great roosters and even if you didn't really want a rooster, your hens thank you.
 
Craig Dobbelyu
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I'll second the vote for Egger. The wyandotte would be a little more uniform in coloration. Eggers tend to be a mess of colors and they have the Pea-comb like your bird above.
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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What really settles it for the roo being an Easter Egger is the beard and side tufts on his face. Also, it doesn't look at all like a Silver-laced Wyandotte. It's lacking the lacing, and is lighter-bodied; Wyandottes are a fairly heavy bird. Also the legs are the wrong color (Wyandotte's should have yellow legs).

Kathleen
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