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Any Ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KalikoFarms, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This roo was hatched with some silver laced orpington eggs. The others that hatched looked like just what they were supposed to but this guy "Romeo" only has the color of the other hatchlings. I think its an orpington (misp I know) mixed with a game bird any other suggestions? He is so pretty and we are going to breed him back to some English blacks.
    Thanks
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    The above picture is of Romeo this spring.
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    This above picture was taken last week.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Is that really the same bird? I've never seen color change that much, and the comb looks different.

    First pic makes me think Wyandotte, with a rose comb, but I can't see the legs to see what color they are.

    I really don't see any game bird in him, he's pretty hefty looking and game birds are light, lean and long.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a Wyandotte or Silver-Spangled Hamburg mix.
     
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  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm with you, those aren't the same rooster. different combs and lengths in the backs also.
     
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  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I also agree that I think they look like two different roosters. The comb alone is completely different.
     
  6. DallasCriftins

    DallasCriftins Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree they look like different bids
    Top one looks like a SLW here is one of mine
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    The bottom one yes, it could have some Hamburgh in it.
     
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  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I agree two different birds. The top bird is very nice looking.
     

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