Is this a BR or SexLink?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ellie, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I got a rooster from the feed store. She said it was a Barred Rock. He looked like one and then just recently got these rust color spots in a chevron pattern on his back. What do y'all think?



    He is 7.5 weeks old. In addition, I don't know if he is a full size or is a banty.

    Any thoughts as to this little guy?

    Thanks so much,
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  2. Ang

    Ang Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    I had some BR roosters with rust spots. They were all mean so we ate them!
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Oh my, [​IMG] the little fellow is not mean, he just has those spots~ [​IMG]

  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Looks like a BR to me, I guess those red marks are his rooster saddle feathers?
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Ellie, I have no idea what that color is. It certainly shouldn't be there. If he turns out to be a sexlink, you just hang on and I'll be able to send you eggs from my girls with Dutch, Hawkeye's son and Zane's brother. He has amazing barring and a beautiful comb.
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Cyn, as you know, I would like nothing more. How we have tried to get a rooster from hawkeye, eh? But, I do have beautiful girls from him.

  7. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Could the color be from actual rust from being in a cage? Seems strange.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It actually does look like a rust stain on the feathers, very odd. And how would he get one there? Hmm. Hope someone can enlighten us on this one.
  9. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I did try to wash it off, but it did not come off. He is free ranging, not in a cage. That is an idea though. I thought he maybe got under something but the thing does not wash out.

  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm wondering if it is a mixed breed? Could it be just a tiny bit somewhere in the background that is coming through?

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