Barred Rock? Or maybe a hybrid?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jpayne615, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. jpayne615

    jpayne615 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my roosters, tentatively named The Colonel and Original Recipe just in case something happens. I was told that they were Dominikers, but clearly they aren't. Does anyone know what breed they are? I suspect that they may be a hybrid, as their hackles have bits of orange and gold and their tail feathers are a beautiful iridescent green. They still retain their barring on the lower half of their body and in their hackles and tail feathers. When they were younger, they were fully barred which is why I thought they were Doms in the beginning. Thanks everyone![​IMG]
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not pure bred....
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Look to be crossed. The barring is passed on even if one of the parent birds wasn't BR. They also have the look of a second generation Black Sex Link which is 1/2 BR, of course.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're just mixed breed cockerels with one barred parent. You could say they're sex link males, but it really doesn't matter which parent was barred.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They are mixed
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    black sex links
     
  7. jpayne615

    jpayne615 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. happyhomemom

    happyhomemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful!
     
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