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Poultry and Pets => The Hen House => Topic started by: soapwitch on April 27, 2021, 22:57

Title: ID my cockerel?
Post by: soapwitch on April 27, 2021, 22:57
I was wondering if anyone could ID Cooper the cockerel for me?

I purchased him as young 'Copper Maran' but heís nothing of the kind judging by internet breed photos.

Iím not very experienced in this breed & I've obviously been shafted. Iíve always had a interest in Brahmas & Polandís.

Now heís a feisty young fella. I have to arm myself with the broom when I enter the enclosure as he likes to fly at your legs like something possessed on crack cocaine :mad:

He has a few wives of the Cookoo & black variety.

Thank you.
Title: Re: ID my cockerel?
Post by: perris on April 28, 2021, 06:24
I think he's a mix.
Title: Re: ID my cockerel?
Post by: New shoot on April 28, 2021, 11:04
I think he's a mix.

I think that is very possible.  I not sure what of though.

What a shame you did not get what you wanted.  Is there any chance the seller would take him back.  All cockerels have the potential to be aggressive, but flying at you and attacking you on sight is not ideal.  He will start to grow spurs and could do some damage.  The fact that he is aggressive and not what you wanted would make me question keeping him.  If you want to breed from him, he is not going to give you the results you wanted.
Title: Re: ID my cockerel?
Post by: soapwitch on April 30, 2021, 15:32
I think he's a mix.

I think that is very possible.  I not sure what of though.

What a shame you did not get what you wanted.  Is there any chance the seller would take him back.  All cockerels have the potential to be aggressive, but flying at you and attacking you on sight is not ideal.  He will start to grow spurs and could do some damage.  The fact that he is aggressive and not what you wanted would make me question keeping him.  If you want to breed from him, he is not going to give you the results you wanted.

Iíve had him over 12 months now. He was all black when I got him as a youngster so I thought heíd fluff out & change. Yes, Iím a bit disappointed as I wanted to hatch some French copper Marans & build them up a bit. Not be using that supplier again.
No, Iím not using him as a breeding cockerel for two reasons, his aggressiveness (which will be passed on) & heís not the correct breed. The only plus thing so far, he seems to have dealt with any potential foxes! Not had one problem fox touch wood since Iíve had him. Thatís his only one shining star  :lol: Other than that heís living on borrowed time. Iíve trimmed his spurs down.
Iíve always had beautiful Brahma or Polandís boys in the past, never had to deal with a aggressive cockerel. The worst my Brahmas/Poland chaps would get was doing the wing dance in front of me! They were bundles of cuddliness. Iíve been very spoilt having good tempered boys for many years. This one has the temperament of the devil on crack cocaine. :mad:
Title: Re: ID my cockerel?
Post by: grinling on May 03, 2021, 14:11
Has he moulted since you got him? My Scots dumpy changes her looks with a moult, so different coloured feathers in different place each year.
He has copper maran in him as  I had one like that. Might also be barnevelder.