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Chocolate Orpington Rooster!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nathan2002nm, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Nathan2002nm

    Nathan2002nm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have a Chocolate Orpington Rooster and Hen and I want to have some chicks but the rooster has some red neck feathers and I want the babies to be pure chocolate so if I breed the pair will all the babies have red neck feathers or just some? Thanks So Much!!!!!!!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Males with red 'leakage' should not be used for breeding.
     
  3. Nathan2002nm

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    Okay Thanks, He is Such A Great Rooster So I will just keep him for a pet, but would all the chicks have red leakedge? Thanks ~ Nathan
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It does get passed on. His sons will likely express the red coloring, while the females will carry it and pass it on to their male offspring.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    what a shame :(
     
  6. Nathan2002nm

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    Does this look like red leakedge because to me it kinda does? [​IMG]
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could just be fading from the sun. Wait till he goes through a molt before you decide to keep or rehome him.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016
  8. Nathan2002nm

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    I hope it's just the sun, I may go ahead and hatch the chicks and keep them and not sell them but at least I have some chocolate chicks that aren't from him!!!!!!!
     

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