Normal weight for a New Hampshire Red rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by weesy68, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?

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    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  3. Chris09

    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. [​IMG]

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    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, thanks for the correction. What makes you think he's a cross? Is it the dark feathering in his wings?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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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. [​IMG]
     
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    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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