Mystery Rooster and hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by genesis1verse1, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given this beautiful rooster by a friend who was told that he was a dominker. When I looked them up, I noticed that he doesn't look like the pics of dominques that I found. Anyone have any idea what he might be?

    The hen is supposed to be a Buff Orpington but she looks quite a bit different than our other BO. I think she's something else but have no idea what. She still has almost no comb and she's the same age as the BO. Any ideas?
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    She is supposed to be Buff Orpington, but doesn't look like our other BO who is the same exact age...
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    Above is the picture of our buff orpington hatched the same day as the hen in question
     
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  2. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Black sex link roo and a red sex link hen
     
  3. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. I wonder if he could be a cross between a Dominque and a RIR. That might explain why my friend was told he was a Dominiker. As for the hen, does everyone seem to agree that it may be a red sex link? She was hatched late Feb. and is looking less and less like our B.O. all the time. She has a little bit more aggressive temperament too. They are best buddies since we raised them all together but I think someone made a mistake at the store where we bought them.
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the rooster is barred rock cross (black sex link) and the hen is a buff orpington cross, with an easter egger.
     
  5. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is an easter egger? The guy who gave me this rooster got it from someone who raises their own chickens. He claimed it was a Dominiker. I don't know much, but the pictures I've seen of the 'Dominique' roosters look nothing like my rooster. I can see him being a cross between a Dominiker and something else, or the original breeder didn't know what a Dominiker was. The flock he came from looked like Barred rocks at first and then the roosters morphed into this.
     
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I would say they are both off-spring of sex link birds.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They are both mixes. This is my Booger who is Barred rock over a light brahma.

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  8. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! He looks just like my rooster. I'm sure whatever he is, it must be pretty close to your roos mix. Thanks! Do you think the hen is a red sex link? I got her at Atwoods and they often have multiple breeds mixed together in the same tub. I couldn't tell the difference when they were little chicks.
     
  9. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    She looks like the off spring of a first gen sex link. She doesn't have the typical amber red coloring with white wing and tail tips. One pic of a second gen sex link I saw looked like yours does.
     
  10. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    And it kinda looks like your rooster may be a BR and BO cross. I see both yellow and pink in the legs of those two breeds.
     

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