Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by foxhollow, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Nameless looks like either a hatchery Rhode Island Red or an Easter Egger. he has an awfully high tail even for a hatchery RIR though. I have a few with combs like that now. My older Welsummer cock looks like someone dubbed him.... no comb, no wattles after his first two winters. He is happy and does his job though, despite the fact he is also blind in one eye, thanks to a scrap he got into last Summer.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    He is a hatchery bird. I always guessed a RiR or a production red of some kind.



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    He does have a high tail, I think that picture may have been a tad higher than normal cause he was not happy with me for trying to get his picture,..


    Are high tails a bad thing?

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  3. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sweet!
    What are Ada chickens??
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    My guess is they are Norman County Chickens....
     
  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Nameless looks awesome. My guess was a Winter Dubbed RIR when I first saw the picture. My NH rooster has a high tail too...compared to some breeder birds. (He's from the hatchery) I think the Higher tails don't show as well...IDK...shot in the dark there.
     
  6. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ralphie, you remember in the old Western movies and TV shows the bad guys always used to say " let's hightail it outa here". Well it appears to be Nameless mind set in those photos.
     
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  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    He is a Welsummer!!
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    This is a Welsummer:(pre-winter dubbing, he has no comb or wattles now).
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    Nameless' tail would be too high of an angle for a RIR, and most other breeds for that matter. If you just want a backyard rooster to run in your flock, there is nothing wrong with it, but if you were to try breeding for any purebreds that is one of the traits you look for.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Dang I wish I would have thought of that!


    You will be gad to know Ed and Ole were mingling with the ladies today, Ole is more peacock than Chanticler based on his actions. I saw my other roosters near them no fights broke out, so the sow integration seems to be working. My hope is some day they will decide to move into the main coop on their own. (or spring will finally come and I can set new post in the ground to build fences.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    thanks, I learned something new, I thought the high tails were cool..
     

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