Need some help with identifying.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IttyBiddyRedHen, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 cockerels, now 7 months old. I need some help identifying their breeds. Thanks in advance.


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  2. WalkingOnSunshine

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    The red one looks like a Production Red (although the leg color is off), the barred one looks like a Barred Rock, and the multi-colored one looks like a mixed breed.
     
  3. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...thank you WoS. Of the two brown ones, is a production red worth keeping to introduce new blood to our flock?
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

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    I would wait and see on his temperament. You don't want to introduce any aggressive genes into your flock.

    If he passes that test, then I would say that a Production Red makes a great flock roo. They often have great egglaying genes, and you can breed them with a variety of birds to make sex-linked offspring.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  6. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just telling my husband that very same thing...that we'll have to wait and see on his temperament. It would be a shame to condemn them to the freezer with good genetics.
     

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