RIR with a blue neck -_-

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Retaccire, May 17, 2018.

  1. Retaccire

    Retaccire Chirping

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    Hi my name is Eric, been playing with the idea that my flock was of the pure variety but then I got a roo with a blue neck lol, never seen this before but other rirs don't have that, it's all the same bloodline on my 3rd gen now breeding father back to granddaughters and the roo in question would great grandson to my main breeder , none of his sisters have blue necks though, this is actually the first time I've ever seen this(don't get me wrong I love it because it's different and pretty) has anyone else seen anything like this? IMG_20180507_185024556.jpg IMG_20180507_185048843.jpg IMG_20180507_185203343.jpg
     
  2. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    Doesn’t look like a RIR to me
     
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  3. Retaccire

    Retaccire Chirping

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    Here is a pic of the parents. Do they look like RIR?
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Genetic fluke. Off colors and patterns happen in every pure bred flock. Nothing to worry about to much but it should be culled for if your breeding to standard.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Agreed with GF. I bought Buck Eye chicks, kept the cockerel with the best feather coloring. The other had black spangles here and there. As you know, Buck Eye and RIR share some of the same breeding.
     
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Your parents look to be pure. I agree, it's just a fluke.

    It would be cool if you could start breeding them to have that!
    Imagine a RIR with blue shiny hackles, saddle, and sickle feathers! It would be stunning!
     
  7. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Songster

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    Are you going to keep him? I would love to see what he looks like as an adult.
     
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  8. Retaccire

    Retaccire Chirping

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    i have a friend that wants to buy it only because its pretty haha, but im not sure if want to get rid of it just yet i kinda want to see what it looks like at 9-12 months between now and then im going to see if i can reproduce another, its just odd i guess out of 5 hatches and 100's of birds he is the only one lol
     
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  9. Retaccire

    Retaccire Chirping

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    ^_^ got any pics id love to see some ^_^
     
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  10. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    My Guess is that the person you got the chicks from had another breed in with the hens and did not wait a month after separating into breeding pens

    It looks like you have a cross breed of some sort
     
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