Please help - Dodgy Roo needs to be identified (and his mom too)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MammaHen, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. MammaHen

    MammaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awhile ago a black hen arrived on our farm and decided this was to be her home. I don't know what she is although I suspect a black Australorp. This is all well and good but she's recently hatched some chicks after my RIR had his wicked way with her and now 2 of her chicks are roo's and have a suspicious game hen sort of look about them. (I'm not to partial to the game hen thing, they look like they wearing fishnet stockings and stilleto's to me) Please have a look and see if I'm seeing things that aren't there. Maybe I've just forgotten what a young RIR looks like!
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    this is what mom looks like:

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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mum is not australorp, she looks more like a light breed cross.
     
  3. bantamgal

    bantamgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on top with the green legs has some pretty long legs. So I would say there is probably some modern game in him.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, the female is not a BA, she's definately much lighter. The male look likes a modern x RIR
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I see you are from Africa. Maybe there is some other kind of chickens over there that I am not familiar with.
     
  6. MammaHen

    MammaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So that means mom must have modern game in her somewhere as he's one of her babies and he was fathered by a RIR. Is it possible not to show at all in her but be passed on to her offspring? Sheesh, no wonder I fell asleep in Genetics at school. It still stumps me!
     
  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not necessarily... young roosters gone through those weird teenage stage can look gangly and out of proportion.. you'll probably can get a better idea when he's over a year old..
     

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