BR Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cyndiscof, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here are pictures of what I think is a BR Rooster. What do you think? He doesn't look like his father.
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  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    It might just be me but he looks like a BR mix.

    Are there any other possible crosses he could be besides pure BR?
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    He's a mix.

    This is a Barred Rock male.

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  4. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks more like a Black Sexlink rooster, they look like barred rocks but are the result of crossing a Rhode Island Red rooster with a Barred Rock hen.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  6. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your picture doesn't look like my old BR either. Yours looks solid grey. Mine is black and white barred.
     
  7. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    That picture that was posted is of a heritage Barred Plymouth Rock, not a hatchery BR. That is what a BR is supposed to look like.

    Do you have a pic of your old BR?
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    These are what a true bred, bred to the Standard Barred Rock male looks like.
    Click on the pictures to enlarge. You'll see what barring should look like. They are indeed black and white bars, not solid grey.

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  9. ramirezframing

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    OPs bird is a mixed breed rooster. One parent was barred, likely a rock, but he doesn't look pure Rock, too rangy even for a young cockerel.
     

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