Rex the Roo is a good looking . . . What?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rSpriggs, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. rSpriggs

    rSpriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    This guy is huge and friendly! Well, timid is a better word, as he's the beta roo to 20 gals.

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    I'm crazy proud of him, as being the sire of half of this coming year's hatch (he was an '08 hatchling himself).

    He has enormously thick legs, has no concept of his own true size, has some light feathering on his legs. .
    Can anyone make some educated guesses as to his parentage?

    He's mating with mostly RIR's; I'm looking to make a nice, large cold-hardy (it's 13 below, this AM) local dual-purpose breed.

    Mostly, we've had RIR, Buff Orp, & some white hens that were green egg layers (probably not purebreds).

    Any comments are appreciated - Thanks!

    Russ
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    He's very handsome. He has some of the coloring of a buff brahma roo and that would explain the feathering on his feet and the huge size.
     
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Brahma X Buff Orp?

    RIR X Buff Brahma?
     
  4. rSpriggs

    rSpriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess any of the above are possibles, and I'm anxious to hear any more comments . ..
    Not being as familiar with as many breeds as a lot of you folks, it gives me suggestions of pics I can research -
    Thanks!
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Nugget's long lost cousin? [​IMG]
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  7. rSpriggs

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    Gritsar, I think you've nailed it!
    I take it, Thor is along the same lines?!

    We named him Rex because of his big feet & size, as in "Dinosaur", not as in "King".

    The alpha roo is like the other one posted on that thread- they came from neighbor's eggs.

    They'd had (an apparently, now!) Brahma roo that took over setting when their mama got coyote'd. . . . he mothered them. We had custody of that batch, including the surrogate mother, while our friends were away. We called him "Mister Mom"!

    As I'm looking into hatching out nice heavy dual purpose birds, this is a whole new awareness - Brahmas - for me.

    Thanks!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thor is a dark brahma. My alpha, Zeus is a light brahma.

    I originally ordered a buff roo and a dark. Then I fell in love with Zeus (an accidental roo) and gave away my buff instead.
    Someday I'll have myself a buff brahma roo.
    Edited to add: Just FYI, brahmas aren't considered full grown until they are two years old.
     
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  9. rSpriggs

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    Quote:Egads!
    Gigantor!
     
  10. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is drop dead handsome, we have the same coloring he & I. [​IMG]
     

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