Mystery rooster - may be more than 2 breeds - and a question about breeding him

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Golden Egg, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Golden Egg

    Golden Egg Out Of The Brooder

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    White Leghorn Father, not sure about the mother

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    Not only does he have the red, he has a few small barred feathers.

    I know for sure his father is white leghorn.

    Mother possibilities are:
    Rhode Island Red
    Barred Rock
    A hen that looks exactly like a RIR, but may not be purebred?? May have some barred rock or Lakenvelder in her.

    My 2 questions are
    1. What breed(s) do you think his mother was (father was white leghorn)?
    2. If crossed with a Buff Orpington hen, what will the chicks look like? (I have both him and a Buff rooster with the hens, and I'd like to know which chicks are purebred.)
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    any chick with yellow legs or white earlobes wont be pure
     
  3. Golden Egg

    Golden Egg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, very helpful! Thanks!
     
  4. jensiguanapad

    jensiguanapad New Egg

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    Did you ever figure out what your Roo was? We have a white leghorn mix that looks JUST like him, and seeing your photo today was exciting! I don't even have options for a possible mom, so I appreciate your list.
     

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