Barred?????.....Roo?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Monkie_777, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Monkie_777

    Monkie_777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all..I put some pics up a week or two ago of this one but just wanted to get some more feed back..some have said it could be a male sex-link...

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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Looks like a Barred Rock roo to me.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The markings look hen-ish, but the comb says boy alllllll the way. I would guess that it is a sex-link as well.
     
  4. Campine Lover

    Campine Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it turns out to be A GIAGANTIC ENORMOUS rooster, you've got a sex link. My friend has one who is GIANT!
     
  5. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo, not sure about breed, could it be a Cucko Maran. I can't tell the difference between them and Barred?
     
  6. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    He is not a Cuckoo Marans, Cuckoo's do not have yellow feet and legs. Cuckoo's have pink/white legs with feathers down the outer shanks that are barred just like the rest of the bird. He looks to be a boy who did not get 2 copies of the barring gene, thus making him color out like that of a female barred bird. [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Cuckoo marans have white legs [​IMG]
    And to clear up a common misconception, not all marans (cuckoo, BCM, whatever) have feathered legs, only certain lines do.
     
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  8. Monkie_777

    Monkie_777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Going to post some new pics of more of my other chickens...but is it possible that this guy/girl could be masqorading as a rooster?
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I say he is a black sex link roo.
     
  10. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:Cuckoo marans have white legs [​IMG]
    And to clear up a common misconception, not all marans (cuckoo, BCM, whatever) have feathered legs, only certain lines do.



    Oooo, I should have said that. Thank You Shelley! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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