Odd Coloration on Cornish Rock Cock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blackberry18, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I had this Cornish Rock (Cornish Cross) about six years ago, and he doesn't have normal white feathering. Any ideas on what genes from what breed he might have in him?

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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a red sex link rooster.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a Red Sex-link.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a Red Sex Link rooster.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Red Sex-Link for sure.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Red Sex-link.
     
  7. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Really? I mean, he was sold as a Cornish Rock, and grew as fast as my other Cornish Rocks. Just look as his size. He must have some red sexlink in him, I suppose.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Where did you buy him? Do you remember how much he weighed?
     
  9. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was my first time buying chicks, and I wasn't really into it, so he just came from a Tractor Supply store. I never weighed him properly, but judging by how heavy he was when he was held, I'd guess he was 10 - 12 lbs, maybe more. He was about a year old when this picture was taken (I didn't realize I had bought broilers the place said they would live 3 - 4 years and lay lots of eggs [​IMG] ).
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    He is/was not a broiler rooster, at one year of age he would have weighed twice as much.
     

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