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What breed is my roo?

post #1 of 9
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What breed is my rooster?.   He weighs approximately 5-6 pounds, is 5 years old, and crows loudly.  The black patch on the back of his neck is just dirt and Vaseline leftover from recent cold fronts. 

 

 

Randy The Rooster

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9
Where did you get him from?
Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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My grandmother came back from an agricultural market one day, with a beautiful orchid plant the size of a small tree and little brown paper bag that was chirping...   I honestly have no idea where he came from other than he was purchased in a (flee market style) agricultural market.

post #4 of 9

Looks like he might be a red sexlink. Males are usually white with red/gold hackle and saddle feathers.

post #5 of 9

Looks like a barnyard mix to me.

 

He may have some Buff Orpington with the way the neck hackles and saddle drape (but the tail is completely wrong for an Orpington).

 

Could be a factory Gold Sexlink roo...but I think most likely just a backyard mix.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #6 of 9

:welcome

 

I believe he's a barnyard mix, and mixed enough no specific breed jumps out. He may have some buff Orpington and something with dominant white, but he doesn't look like a simple breed A x breed B cross. 

Rachel BB

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #7 of 9

mixed  breed

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you for all of the responses!  I have never been able to say he is XXX breed because he looks different from most pictures I have seen. 

Aside from appearance there is good evidence that Randy is at least part red sex link:

-Randy is extremely cold intolerant.  In the extremely mild South Florida winters frostbite is a real concern.

-He eats a lot.

-Shows no fear of other animals unless they have almost "gotten him" in the past.

It seems very likely he is either a red sex link or a red sex link hybrid. 

post #9 of 9

Mixed breed

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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