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Barred And ....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HickChic3, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. HickChic3

    HickChic3 New Egg

    Apr 12, 2016
    Hello all. So we received this young man recently, and it is a guess that he is around 4 months old? In regards to him living up to the task of a "good" rooster, well, he is certainly giving it the old college try. [​IMG]We were told he is likely a cross between a Barred Rock and a Rhode Island Red, but being a newbie to the breeds and looking to learn more regarding their temperaments, I would love others input. Thank you! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]...not sure but I think he is giving attitude in this picture.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    That would be a black sex link male and, yes, that could be the result of a RIR cock over a barred rock hen -- that particular crossing is a very common one used to get black sex links.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Quite likely something Red mixed with the barred. He'll probably get more red/gold color in the hackles and saddle feathers as he matures.

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