Questions about breeds ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by froggiesheins, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    I know I have posted this roo before but I am so confused with white ears/red ears leg colors, so I thought I would try this again for your help.

    Here are my questions: If the roo has white ears what breed? Red ears what breed? We are talking about the same coloring on the bird. There are 4 roos at the horse stables and they all have the same coloring BUT the ears are different and the leg color is different, hence my questions. I just want to learn more about this good stuff.....thanks all![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    What's wrong with his leg? [​IMG]

    White Earlobes and Red Earlobes don't indicate breed, they normally indicate egg color. (white eggs - white earlobes. brown, blue, or green eggs - red earlobes)

    I'd say both your roosters are mutts though. One carries the genes to lay white or very pale eggs, the other for brown eggs.
     
  3. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sorry I didn't mention that...Limpy got stepped on by a horse when he was a chick, and here he is 1 1/2 years later doing great! He is my "special" buddy. I look out for him and he waits for me to come everyday before he eats. I always bring him special treats...
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    NOW I know why I was SO confused about breeds/ear colors etc.... THANK YOU for that great info Illia! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed is indicated by several factors.... body type, comb type, wing carriage, tail carriage, skin color, shank color, sometimes feather color.


    I agree, mutts.


    poor guy, other than that looks fairly good though.
     
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:with some exceptions- penedesenca has white lobes and lays one of the darkest eggs
    but i agree with illia about the egg color
     
  7. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Limpy the handicapped rooster is a good old boy. I need to take an updated pic of him as he looks awesome right now, that pic is from last summer. We have a cool relationship -- He's my main man! [​IMG]
     

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