Red rooster with white tail feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantamRun, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. BantamRun

    BantamRun Out Of The Brooder

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    I borrowed this picture from another thread but it looks just like my rooster. The other thread never said what kind it is. Can anyone tell me what breed this is please? I have searched all over the internet and can't seem to find it anywhere. I will get pictures of mine when it gets daylight out.
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's not a breed. It's a barnyard mix. Sometimes, that's just fine. He may well be a "reverse engineered" Red Sex link but that would be idle speculation and even that would be a mix/mutt/barnyard chicken in itself.

    If he's a good bird? No worries.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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    X 2 - which, sometimes, is where you get the most interesting looking birds.
     
  5. BantamRun

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    Thanks. This does have a little more white than mine as I have just noticed and my is a little darker red. Not sure if that changes things but thanks for the info just the same.
     
  6. BantamRun

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    Thanks for all the help everyone
     
  7. BantamRun

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    Sorry to keep bothering you but If i might ask what does reverse engineered mean exactly?
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's not important, really.

    As a breeder, I could "make" a bird that looks like that, is all I'm saying. I have the "ingredients" in the barn. [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamRun

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    Yeah I guess it's not really important. I was just curious. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    OK, just for educational purposes.

    If you put a gold(red) male (many breeds would work) over a silver(white) female the first gen, ie, F1's would be sex linked, ie the males would hatch out mostly white (with some red tints) while the pullets would be reddish with white tints.

    This male is a reverse. So, if you bred back the F1's, a percentage of the F2 would produce cockerels with that look. Orange rusty birds with some white, mostly in the tail section. That would be one way to make a male with that coloration, but not the only way.
     
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