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Are these roosters the same breed?

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i hatched these boys from My Pet Chicken but I had a LOT of varieties in the incubator. I know one or both could be a Blue Sex Link. They look similar but their combs and waddles are slightly different, plus one has ear muffs. Can you please tell me what breeds you think they are? Thanks!
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post #2 of 6

They could both be easter eggers I suppose, I have run across MANY unbearded EE's, 

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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post #3 of 6

MPC has so many new crosses. You'll just have to sit down on their site and match up what you had with what the cockerels will look like. They don't have the same parents as one has muffs and the other doesn't (muffs are dominant), but that doesn't mean they're not marketed as the same cross. 

 

Unless you have some very specific breeding project in mind for them, I wouldn't go through the bother, myself. I'd either just keep them for what they are, or sell them as pretty blue barred birds that should have a blue egg gene. 

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post #4 of 6
agree.

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post #5 of 6
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Thank you very much for the input! I had looked on MPC site but they don't have very many pictures of adult birds in this variety so I thought I would ask here. But I do agree with your descriptions. I was trying to figure out which one to keep but I guess it really doesn't make a difference. Thank you for your answers!
post #6 of 6

I'm not sure why they don't have more pics, if it's because the mixes are so new or???  But you can go on description, blue barred cockerels, and then go by comb style, leg color, beard, etc. That might narrow it down, or there might be overlap. 

 

They look to be of an age where you're starting to see their maturing personalities. I'd go more off that to decide who is a keeper. Keep the bird that is the most respectful to you, most attentive to the ladies, and pleasing to look at, in that order. That's mostly how I chose my keeper cockerels, unless I'm looking for very specific genetics in a breeding project. 

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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