Barnyard mix, what IS he?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShadowRooster, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. ShadowRooster

    ShadowRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two roosters, an EE and a RIR.. and then we have RIR hens, EE hens, and BO hens. Somehow, a brood hatched out what looks like a meat bird- EE mix... When he was a chick he was yellow, with BRIGHT yellow feet, and he looked like a meat bird. But with muffs. He did hatch out of a green egg, so he is some sort of EE cross. We have hatched out tons of our chickens and never got a white one. He is seven months old now, and still looks like a muffed meat bird. Fat, has a hard time walking... still PURE white with no feathers on his breast. Not a pretty roo. I did have two free range meat bird roosters, around 8 months, but I heard that they can not breed.
     
  2. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who told you meat birds can't breed? They definitely can!!!! They may have a harder time because of the extra weight, but their bits and peices work just like any other roo. LOL
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It IS possible (though rare) that meat bird roosters can breed a hen. Sounds like your boy is out of one of your meat bird roos and an EE hen. [​IMG]
     
  4. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic? We gotta see this.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:Score one for the fat boys [​IMG]
     
  6. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Bravo! EEs can produce white muff chicks but they look like the other EEs as far as size (on the slender side). If it is muffed but looks like a meat chicken I would bet
    Quote:Score one for the fat boys [​IMG]

    would be in order. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  7. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Quote:Score one for the fat boys [​IMG]

    I haven't laughed this hard in at least a week! Awesome!
     
  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LoL [​IMG]


    Can we see pics please! [​IMG]
     

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