Redcap?

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

  1. adcgroup

    adcgroup Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's one for the experts. What breed is this rooster - or what breed is he most like?

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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. adcgroup

    adcgroup Out Of The Brooder

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    Chipmunk, but darker than those. The comb was prominent on day 1.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read your other posts about Lucky, that's the same chicken as the one you posted on this thread right? Because if he is you said that he was a silkie and Welsummer mix.
     
  5. adcgroup

    adcgroup Out Of The Brooder

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    Dang. You read too much! lol [​IMG]

    I was hoping to get some discussion on the Redcap theory because he appears to have a great deal of the coloration and comb - which I find interesting. The geneticists among us might tell us why, but I've recently seen 4 or 5 pictures of Redcaps that are dead ringers for Lucky - above the knees anyway...

    I was planning on testing my local fair judges by entering him as a Redcap to see what they think. Fairs are certainly not like true exhibition and Redcaps points are judged 45% weighted to the comb from what I understand. If coloration, weight, and structure were within Redcap specs, I'm wondering if they'd catch the toes and disqualify.
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I'm a good searcher lol. [​IMG]

    I don't know much about chicken genetics but from the pictures I have noticed that a redcap's comb is a modified rosecomb, I've also noticed that some Dominiques have them too.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry//CGD/Doms/BRKDoms.html
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Redcap/BRKRedcap.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  7. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a red cap mix
     

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