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The old farmer who sold roosters to us said this was a game bird.  I know nothing about game birds.  Could someone please tell me what breed he is?  He was just a couple of weeks old when we got him & he has grown into a gorgeous bird but I have no idea what he is.  Getting ready to sell him & people want to know what they are buying.  

 

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I believe that he is a silver duckwing American game - he's a beauty.

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Originally Posted by sourland View Post
 

I believe that he is a silver duckwing American game - he's a beauty.


Thank you so much.  I looked the Silver Duckwing up & he does look like that except my boy has a huge comb compared to the roosters I saw online.  Do game birds usually have large combs?  Maybe he is a mix.

post #4 of 7

Hi,

 It's a Red Shouldered Silver Duckwing Game. Has autosomal Red added to the SD genotype which is causing the red shoulder. Here's a pic of a pure Silver Duckwing, pure white shoulder.

http://leghornclubaustralia.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=102447424

 I ran into the RSSD when trying unsuccessfully to try and breed Golden Salmon Marans. A ereal pretty color.

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Thank you so much.  I looked the Silver Duckwing up & he does look like that except my boy has a huge comb compared to the roosters I saw online.  Do game birds usually have large combs?  Maybe he is a mix.


Game roosters are frequently dubbed - have their combs and wattles removed.

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Game roosters are frequently dubbed - have their combs and wattles removed.


Ouch!!!  I was wondering about that.  Thank you for letting me know.

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Hi,

 It's a Red Shouldered Silver Duckwing Game. Has autosomal Red added to the SD genotype which is causing the red shoulder. Here's a pic of a pure Silver Duckwing, pure white shoulder.

http://leghornclubaustralia.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=102447424

 I ran into the RSSD when trying unsuccessfully to try and breed Golden Salmon Marans. A ereal pretty color.

 Best,

 Karen


I don't think I replied to your post.  I thought I had.  Been having some connection issues.  I do want to thank you for this information.  It is certainly helpful.  I had no idea what this pretty guy was...only that he is beautiful.  Again, thank you.

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