Normal weight for a New Hampshire Red rooster?

weesy68

Songster
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May 3, 2009
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I have a gorgeous New Hampshire Red rooster that I rescued from a live poultry market (he should have been someone's lunch). I weighed him today and he is fifteen pounds. Is this exceptionally large?

 

weesy68

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May 3, 2009
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I should add, is he show worthy? He is a huge scaredy cat and doesn't like to be held much, would this disqualify him for showing?
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
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He looks to be a cross and not a pure New Hampshire.

* Note that the breed is a New Hampshire and not a "New Hampshire Red". There is only one breed that has Red in its name and that is the Rhode Island Red.


Chris
 

weesy68

Songster
10 Years
May 3, 2009
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Stratford CT
Hi, thanks for the correction. What makes you think he's a cross? Is it the dark feathering in his wings?
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Oct 19, 2009
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Most New Hampshires out there are not true to breed, and are actually underweight because of their over-breeding for production layers.

Your rooster has too low of a tail, too thick of legs, and too meaty of a breast for a typical production New Hampshire. He looks to me like a Freedom Ranger or a cross.

Even heritage and show type New Hampshires look like THIS . Still different from yours.
 

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