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we got all of our chickens at one time last spring/summer, we thought we knew how many roosters and hens we had b4 winter hit, but this guy was a later bloomer. we are sure we got him in with some golden comet hens, but we are not totally sure as to what he is. he is much smaller than our australorps, reds, and plymouth rock we have but doesn't seem to be small enough to be a banty.... any ideas???
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/31000_img00048.jpg

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post #2 of 18

truth be told he is marked just like a golden pullet which is not suppose to happen. If he is a golden comet rooster he should be white with some red on the wings. this is strange.

post #3 of 18

Are its legs really that white?

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post #4 of 18

Rooster.  Very interesting coloring though.  He has the coloring of a red sex link pullet.  But males are white with red on the wings.  I guess he could be a cross of something creating those colors.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #5 of 18

You didn't happen to get your chicks from the lady on who was/is selling "Purebred Golden Comets" did you?  If so that would explain his red on white coloring.  Only the original cross of actual purebreds create sexlinks after that it is back to a guessing game.

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Originally Posted by Lensters 

You didn't happen to get your chicks from the lady on who was/is selling "Purebred Golden Comets" did you?  If so that would explain his red on white coloring.  Only the original cross of actual purebreds create sexlinks after that it is back to a guessing game.


Good point.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #7 of 18

This might sound strange but I received 3 golden comet pullets in the mail 5 weeks ago.  In with the girls was thrown a New Hampshire red roo packing peanut.  Now at 5 weeks of age I can't tell which one the roo is.  His coloring is indistinguishable from the girls.


I think you have a New Hampshire Red roo

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post #8 of 18

I think he is a second generation sexlink - meaning the color sexing trick won't work.  Handsome boy though!

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Originally Posted by chickaddict 

This might sound strange but I received 3 golden comet pullets in the mail 5 weeks ago.  In with the girls was thrown a New Hampshire red roo packing peanut.  Now at 5 weeks of age I can't tell which one the roo is.  His coloring is indistinguishable from the girls.


I think you have a New Hampshire Red roo


No.  Here's a New Hampshire Red rooster:
http://www.newhampshireredpoultryclub.co.uk/images/new_hamp_male.JPG


I agree that he looks like a second generation sex-link.

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post #10 of 18
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Are its legs really that white?


yes his legs are always this white. we had some trouble this winter with the other roosters pretty much keeping out of the coop and we couldn't figure out why (well now we know) so his feet did get frost bit and he did lose a few toe nails. we brought him in when we noticed this happening, poor guy, but it was to late for some of his nails.

we were so unsure about what he was my BF and i along with my step son went round and round about what it was so it adopted the name ren or hooster lol. but i was right big_smile lol

so if it is a second generation red sex link, what does that really make it?? or is it just a red sex link???

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