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Is He A Game Bird?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Asmorilda, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Asmorilda

    Asmorilda Out Of The Brooder

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    The old farmer who sold roosters to us said this was a game bird. I know nothing about game birds. Could someone please tell me what breed he is? He was just a couple of weeks old when we got him & he has grown into a gorgeous bird but I have no idea what he is. Getting ready to sell him & people want to know what they are buying.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe that he is a silver duckwing American game - he's a beauty.
     
  3. Asmorilda

    Asmorilda Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I looked the Silver Duckwing up & he does look like that except my boy has a huge comb compared to the roosters I saw online. Do game birds usually have large combs? Maybe he is a mix.
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    It's a Red Shouldered Silver Duckwing Game. Has autosomal Red added to the SD genotype which is causing the red shoulder. Here's a pic of a pure Silver Duckwing, pure white shoulder.
    http://leghornclubaustralia.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=102447424
    I ran into the RSSD when trying unsuccessfully to try and breed Golden Salmon Marans. A ereal pretty color.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Game roosters are frequently dubbed - have their combs and wattles removed.
     
  6. Asmorilda

    Asmorilda Out Of The Brooder

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    Ouch!!! I was wondering about that. Thank you for letting me know.
     
  7. Asmorilda

    Asmorilda Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think I replied to your post. I thought I had. Been having some connection issues. I do want to thank you for this information. It is certainly helpful. I had no idea what this pretty guy was...only that he is beautiful. Again, thank you.
     

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