Please tell me what breed he is..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by weesy68, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued this handsome boy from a vivero or live poultry market, he was destined to be slaughtered. Live poultry market cater to mostly immigrants who prefer their meat very fresh, older hens who are considered past prime laying age end up here as 'soup' chickens. I got one young rooster, and one old hen, who now lays an egg daily I should add. There's nothing like seeing a terrified mistreated bird turn into a happy member of a free range flock who loves to dust bath and chase cats, lol.

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    This is when i got him and his 'wife'
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    They now sleep in a dog crate in my kitchen every night (due to complaining neighbors) and join my other girls after 9am every day.
     
  2. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your boy looks a lot like a New Hampshire, although if he is the color is a bit dark.
     
  4. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll take a stab at it. By the bright red (as opposed to dark red) of his feathers & green-black tail, I'll guess he's a New Hampshire Red. I could be wrong. Even if he's a mutt, he sure is handsome... and lucky! Good for you on your rescue![​IMG]
     
  5. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I'm not familiar with his breed, just a comment on the change from rescue to now. Very impressive!! You are doing everything right. What a beautiful roo. [​IMG]
     
  6. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I googled photos of New Hampshire Reds and there's no doubt that's what he is. Thanks for the tip! Solved that mystery. He is huge, must be at least fifteen pounds.
     
  7. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a not great picture of him with his main girl. Notice the bald spot on her back [​IMG]

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  8. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sitting on the toilet
    it is surly a new hampshire
     
  9. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I have to update my 'personality', LOL
     
  10. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    If he was sold as a meat bird, maybe a freedom ranger?
     

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