A good Roo, but what breed? Or just a mix.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by McGoo, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is Mr. Ed. He's only 6mos old, but is already being a great protector of the gals and generous finder of food. Not to mention his macho prowess. [​IMG] What a guy.

    Is he a particular breed? Americauna? Or just a mutt?

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    He is starting to get green feathers in his tail.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like Barred Rock crossed with something else. Pretty coloring he has!
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Speckled hen,
    Thanks so much.

    Since you seem to know all the breeds maybe you would know this one too.

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    Here's a close up of the feathers
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  4. shookpoultry

    shookpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Rooster is a Black Sex Link and the Hen looks to be an Easter Egger
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She has coloring similar to a Silver Phoenix hen, but her body is too large to be pure SP. Sorry, not really sure, but she is definitely a beauty!
     
  6. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The boy looks like a barred rock crossed with something carrying the Creole gene. I'd say an OEG, but probably not.
     
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all.

    So if I crossed Mr. Ed, BSL, with a RIR, what happens? Is it a Sex-link too?

    Whatever their mixed breeds, they are both great chooks and very social.
    The hen, Gladys, greets me and walks around with me when I'm working in the yard. She's a good size girl who's been maturing as of lately, so I'm hoping she decides to start laying soon. [​IMG] Then I'll know if she's an EEg'r.
     
  8. shookpoultry

    shookpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you crossed you BSL and RIR you'll just have a cross breed chicken not a sex link.

    "Sex-Links are chickens which can be sexed at hatching, usually by color but sometimes by feather development. They are planned crosses, which are hardier and more productive than their parents' respective breeds."

    and if Gladys is an EE she may not lay green-blue eggs so you may not still be able to tell what breed she is just by her egg color, she should start laying within 6 months of her birth date, if you know how old she is.
     
  9. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shook,
    I don't know my chicken's ages. They are all adoptees from a local school program. This is my first try at this ...and I'm lovin it. Thanks for all your help.
     

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