Cornish Cross Roo or is it? **Updated pictures post 9**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hangin'witthepeeps, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Songster

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    I have these, they were marked as cornish cross straight run at my TSC. I definitely have a roo and two hens. The hens now look like red sex link hens and the roo is all red with green tail feathers growing and green tips on his wings that are now growing which is unlike all the cornish rock crosses I see pictures of here. He also has small black dots on his "cape" on the neck. The hens and the roo have small, long pointy feathers on their "cape" (neck). So what do I have. They also grew faster than my other BR hens and are bigger but not by much. I will try to remember updated pics on Monday. But what chicken is red and grows green tail feathers? Thanks.

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    Edited it to include "Grown Up" pictures in post #9.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  2. Dustin Biery

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    I have never seen cornish crosses with muffs, but i guess stranger things have happened.
     
  3. Shay1327

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    Those don't look like any of the CornishX chicks I've ever raised, although the pic is kinda small.
     
  4. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Songster

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    You can click on the picture and it gets bigger. They don't have muffs now, they are 3 months old. He is really red/orange with green tail feathers. I looked at some RIR pictures and he looks similar to them, but not a dark red. So if they are sex link, wouldn't he be white? Thanks.
     
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I would like to see current pics. Something tells me that if they had muffs then, they will be back. What color are their legs?
     
  6. hangin'witthepeeps

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    Bright yellow. I'm curious as the hens look exactly like red sex link. Red with white feathers, but if they were sex link the roo should be white right. May be he was put in by mistake? Could he be a true RIR roo? Or can sex links have a red roo? I still don't see the muffs. Are muffs fluffy cheeks? I'm talking about the chicks on this thread. The chick in my BYC page is another chick, I think a brahma/slw/ee mix.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  7. danaljamat

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    Could you identify my chickens?
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    Someone said this one is a light sussex

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Production Red or Red Sexlink

    Dont know

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    Lt Sussex, probably (white legs are the key to that guess) Could be Columbian Rock with legs bleached from laying, if she's laying.
     
  9. hangin'witthepeeps

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    Here are some "Grown Up" pictures..... What do you think? Cornish Rock or Sex Link?

    Rocky the Roo

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    Diner the hen

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    Rocky as a baby see first post 2nd picture. TIA.
     
  10. jossanne

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    Rocky the Roo isn't a red sex-link. If he was, he'd be white with a few random red feathers in his wings and hackle. I think he's a production red.
     

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