Roosters

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken Egg 17, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a rooster but what breed is he I don't even know how old he is he showed up at my house last year in November [​IMG]
    This is Fred my rooster can anyone tell me what breed he is one of the baby chickens I hatched mixed with him lays green eggs all replies are welcome thanks
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Fred is an Easter Egger rooster. EEs are mixed breeds that carry a blue egg gene and a brown egg gene. When EEs roosters are mated with brown egg laying hens and pass their blue egg genes to the offspring, the offspring will lay green eggs.
     
  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is more of a bantam I think because he is a little bit smaller then the hens and are u sure cause he don't really look like an Easter egger rooster thanks:)
     
  4. TillyPeeps

    TillyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because he's crested, I guess that he is a legbar cross. Maybe legbar x RIR?
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed. He definitely has a funky comb, and does he have something of a crest?
     
  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a crest
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    A tuft of feathers on the top of the head. Some breeds like silkies and Polish have large crests (my daughter calls them poofy heads). Mixes of crested breeds can also have crests to varying degrees, even just a few tufts.
     
  8. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has some puffy feathers on top of his head
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. If one of his chicks is laying green eggs, he's definitely an Easter Egger unless you happen to have a hen that lays blue or green eggs in your flock. If that is the case, the green egg laying offspring could have received the blue gene from her. Easter Eggers do come in bantam sizes as well as standard sizes and if your rooster had a Legbar parent that would account both for the crest and his being an Easter Egger.
     
  10. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the mom was a rhode island red
     

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