Is my banty rooster a red pyle?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yeahLauren, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I guess I am "new" to chickens as I only have 2 banties, a hen and a rooster. The hen, Stella, is 2 years old and the rooster, Spray, is 4 months. They are both pets and stay in the house. Here are some pics:

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    Spray with Stella in the background

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    Stella with Spray in the background

    Is Spray a red pyle? If so, will his color change? I bought him at Rural King for $1 so I have no idea about his heritage. I know Stella is a black breasted red old english game hen because the guy who gave her to me told me so.

    I love my chickies and wish I could have a whole flock, but it's against the rules. [​IMG]
     
  2. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply.

    So, he will look like the picture you posted when he's mature if he is a red pyle?
     
  3. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As young as he is he probably has a lot of red to add and should look a lot like that. That is a gorgeous pyle rooster, egh! Mine are always more red and less orange...
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a Pyle with weak red. Breed him to that BB Red female & the chicks will have better red colour. He's mature enough that his colour shouldn't change much. They'll also have some black ticking you'll need to breed out over a few generations.
     
  5. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to breed them, but she doesn't lay eggs and they don't really like each other. They stay in separate cages and pretty much ignore each other when they are out to play. Also, I don't think I'd be able to keep any more chickens as I live in the city and am not supposed to have them anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not to try adn steal the thread but where does greg stefan live? one of my friends is looking to get some eggs to breed with his hen. the roo he has has the black ticking and he wont breed the 2 because he shows his birds here in wisconsin and im just trying to help him get a roo or eggs to possible get roos.
     

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