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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LibRat, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. LibRat

    LibRat Songster

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    I have no idea what he is. When he was younger, someone told me he looked like a leghorn. Now that he's older, fishnet1971 has suggested he is the same as her Bird, a RSL. But someone on the thread for posting pics of RSLs said he don't have enough color to be a RSL. So any suggestions as to what the poor guy could be?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Definitely not a leghorn, as he has red earlobes and isn't pure white. To me, he just looks like some sort of mixed breed, maybe with some White Plymouth Rock in him. Or he could just be a lighter colored Red Sex-link male.
     
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  3. AK Baha

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    I am thinking its a sexlink.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    He looks like a Red Sex-Links to me. Definitely not a Leghorn.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He does not have the classic red sex link coloring or body type, but there are several crosses that can be used to make red sex links. Regardless, even if he's a sex link, he's basically a mixed breed rooster. He looks like he'd make a good flock rooster for breeding layer replacements and table birds.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

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    I don't think he's RSL, either. Too much gold, not enough red. And black in the tail feathers.
     
  7. LibRat

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    What's a table bird?
    So Pigs basically a mutt? Oh well it doesn't make a difference to me, I was just curious. He's our pet lol :)
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    As far as I know, a table bird is a bird that can reach a size suitable for slaughtering and eating. Your rooster has a nice deep/thick body type, and if crossed with some other dual-purpose hens (good for meat and eggs--breeds include Rhode Island Reds, Orpingtons, Wyandottes, etc.) should produce hens that lay well, along with cockerels that can be "table birds".
     
  9. Wyandottes7

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, sorry, table bird means his male offspring will be good size for butchering/eating, unlike some leaner built birds that throw really skinny boys that aren't as nice for eating. Granted, you can eat any bird if you're hungry enough, but might as well eat a meaty one as a skinny one!
     

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