BamaChicken RIR Rosecomb???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmptyNest, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 9 week old RIR I hatched out of eggs from BamaChicken. Only 1 out of the 6 eggs hatched but did I hit the jackpot and get a rosecomb??? I hadn't really paid much attention until earlier this week when I was looking at my 5 week old RIR's I hatched from ZuniBee and realized the combs were totally different. What do you think - rosecomb?? Hen or roo????

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You sure did! All of mine, all eight, were singles. Not sure on sex, but I'd go with cockerel for now, as red as that one's comb and wattles are.
     
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  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Cockeral to me [​IMG]
     
  4. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you breed a rosecomb to a single do you get a 50 - 50 split?
     
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I am not sure the percentages. I lost my RC Roo earlier in the year. He just keeled over. Fine shiny heavy, Roostering and crowing and next morniing dead. I put my RC hen back with my SC and I keep getting a few RC chicks. I am keeping a young cockeral and a pullet I have and I will try a trio again. Well actually a Quad as a friend gave me back a Rosecomb pullet from the original Roo.
     
  6. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is my only rosecomb so this fall I'll breed to my single combs. It will be interesting to see what kind of percentages we get.
     

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