Mutt rooster--I think--can you identify?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jedalamoma, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Jedalamoma

    Jedalamoma Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I handraised this roo, along with 11 other hens/roos, 2 years ago. I just bought a chick assortment from a local farmer. He couldn't guarantee what breeds they would turn out to be, but I didn't care at the time, I just wanted egg layers! Now that I've been into chickens for a while, I'm curious as to what breed this rooster may be? He is beautiful--his name is Oreo. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! (this is also my first time to upload images to a forum topic, so if they don't show up well, let me know)..

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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    He looks like he has the genes of a red sex link rooster. That does not mean he is a sex link. If the hen is gold and the rooster is silver, his looks will turn out a lot the same but he is not a sex link. But I suspect one parent had silver and one contributed gold.

    I suspect one of his parents may have been a Delaware with that barring pattern. As light as the gold is on his hackles and saddle, I suspect his other parent may have been a buff. These are just wild guesses. I really don't know. I'll lurk on this thread and see what the experts say.

    Striking, isn't he.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Wow, he's beautiful.
    Can you build me one? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jedalamoma

    Jedalamoma Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Ridgerunner! There is no telling what he is crossed with--that guy had tons of breeds all running loose! I was just curious as to the possibilities of what he might be crossed with..thanks for the help!

    EastTXchick--lol, he is so beautiful! Maybe we can clone him! j/k [​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My first thought was also Delaware. Keep in mind I have no personal experience with them, just drool over the pics! But I'd say one parent was a Dellie, not sure on the genetics if it would be momma or dad or if you could tell. BO is as good a guess as any for the other parent, something gold probably. Beautiful roo!
     
  6. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that looks almost identical to this. I got him from a guy up the road too! Wonder what they are????

    Mine are not quite a year old and have yellow legs.

    He is on the left in both pics

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    The other white, has to be his brother or something. We got them at the same time.
     
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  7. Abbeygremlin

    Abbeygremlin Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess would be barred rock rock mix. Is there feathering on his legs? The picture is a bit blurry. He is beautiful though whatever he is.[​IMG]
     
  8. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, wild guess would barred rock mix. But again, he is beautiful!
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    BR cross.
     
  10. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, he's not an EE. LOL! Yeah, I'd guess BR .....maybe BR/Leghorn cross although his stance makes me think maybe some OEGB somewhere way back? Pffftttt, what do I know?
     

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