Gender and Breed confirmation please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MissD'uccle, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Ok guys I have (what I believe) is a young roo. I think the mom is a BLRW and the dad is a Frizzle EE. I only have one frizzle EE that shows the frizzle gene, but two carriers (hens). I have both hens and a roo of the BLRW variety. Let me know what you guys think.

    Maybe dad in the foreground? IF one of my carrier EE hens frizzle gene is coming through? Not sure exactly how the Frizzle gene works (if you have to have 2 copies to show, or what).
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Goodness, that thing is adorable! I would lean towards roo on that one, but hard to tell with the frizzles. For the most part chickens don't carry the frizzle gene - it's a dominant gene and only one copy is needed for it to be expressed. 2 copies is actually a bad thing - gives you a "frazzle" - and they tend not to thrive and have feathering and metabolic problems.
     
  3. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love him! And maybe dad is gorgeous! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG he is gorgeous!!!! Breed him and send me some eggs! lol jk jk jk jk.......Unless...You want to [​IMG] jk
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Given the intensity of the red over the shoulders and I think I'm seeing pointy saddle feathers too, I would say it's a roo. I would also guess that he is BLRW/EE cross with the mom being BLRW and the dad the frizzle EE.
     
  6. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Quote:I do plan in keeping him and breeding him to my BLRW girls... Trying to establish a good frizzle with BLR coloring! Id be happy to send some eggs when he is of age. You can help me experiment! LOL
     
  7. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Quote:Thank you! And the maybe dad is one of my favorites too! Definately the best personality ive ever had in a LF roo!
     
  8. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
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    MissD'uccle :

    Quote:I do plan in keeping him and breeding him to my BLRW girls... Trying to establish a good frizzle with BLR coloring! Id be happy to send some eggs when he is of age. You can help me experiment! LOL

    LOL And I'd be happy to hatch them and raise them and tell you how it goes [​IMG]
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    MissD'uccle :

    Quote:I do plan in keeping him and breeding him to my BLRW girls... Trying to establish a good frizzle with BLR coloring! Id be happy to send some eggs when he is of age. You can help me experiment! LOL

    Ooohhh, me next!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're right on the money with your guesses! He's a beauty, but is not carrying the frizzle gene. His parents are pretty too!

    Good luck with your breeding program!
     

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