Okay new pics of my Mystery chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dangeralley, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. dangeralley

    dangeralley Out Of The Brooder

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    I've taken more pics lets see if we can tell what he is. The guy I got him from said he had, Black Stars, Golden Comets, white rocks, Barred Rock. All we have left from that bunch is the golden comet and this one. So he probley is a Black Star. Oh and I though she was a Hen....Nope it's a Rooster. Go figure.

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  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
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    Red Sex-link pullet and rooster
    This cross results from mating a Production strain Rhode Island Red male with a Delaware female

    This is from the feathersite.com. I think it is a red sexlink with this crossing.....
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  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    How do you know its a rooster? Did it start crowing? Also, how old is your chick?
     
  4. dangeralley

    dangeralley Out Of The Brooder

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    He is 8 or 9 weeks old. And under his neck is really red. And my hen of the same age, doesn't have that.
     
  5. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a cross between a white rock and a barred rock? Either a second generation cross or white rock roo (haven't raised any mixed but understand from reading that roos genes rule in the first generation.
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I think the comb on your chick is pretty small for a roo - I think she's probably a pullet. If you are talking about the wattles being red - from what I can see, they look normal for a female chick, especially if she is a barred rock or sexlink cross. You can't really compare the mystery chick with the other chicks you have because they are different breeds.

    Here's a photo of my barred rock pullet at only 7-8 weeks. You can see her wattles, but she is definitely female. She started laying eggs 3 weeks ago (at 22 weeks of age).

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    I think your chick is a mix of two of the breeds you have listed (not sure which two) and will turn out to be a real pretty & unique hen.
     
  7. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that he/she is a barred rock white rock cross.
     
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    Having several chicks in that age range, I have to say, if she was a cockerel she'd have much more pronounced comb and wattles (and they should be a very distinct dark pink). I don't know the breeding, though. She kinda looks like some of the Delaware babies I've had, except for the dark eye liner. I'm gonna vote White Rock X Barred Rock, too.
     
  9. dangeralley

    dangeralley Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, all. I was still guessing on hen or roo. Wasn't sure. She's cute....but really aggressive to the smaller chickens.
     

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