Originally Posted by lullabyloo
Can anyone tell me what breed this rooster is? I pick him up as a colored easter chick at a local feed store several years ago
By 'colored easter chick', do you mean he was dyed with some sort of color?
Being that you got him at a local feed store, he was probably supplied by a local farm. Last year we went to a farm and picked up 10 chicks. The guy had large black, barred, red, and white chickens.
As they grew, the white ones all showed the same type of coloring and patterning as yours, to a degree - some had more red in their wings some had fewer barred feathers, but all had the same characteristics as yours.
in my opinion, you have (had) a red sex link rooster - back in his family tree, one of his great grandparents ran around with some black sex links and he ended up with some of the barred feathers too. The red sex link roo we still have does have a few barred feathers. I do love the red barring (crele) neck feathers on yours. He was a unique looking bird. Too bad he was aggressive.
Just curious, how big was he? Ours is a year old now and is one of the biggest chickens I've ever seen.