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

    Oct 1, 2012
    White Leghorn Father, not sure about the mother


    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

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    any chick with yellow legs or white earlobes wont be pure
  3. Golden Egg

    Golden Egg Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2012
    Ah, very helpful! Thanks!
  4. jensiguanapad

    jensiguanapad New Egg

    Jun 26, 2015
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    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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