Sooty tailed red legged Buff orp

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an old buff orp rooster that some runaway renters left at a house up the street. He is starting to get his feathers back and he has a sooty colored tail coming in . I am assuming this is a big flaw for the breed? I have a very nice orp hen I got to go with him but I may need to get rid of him since he was abused by thier kids and now wants to flog preteens. Also he has a red tint on his legs. Is this just a flaw or indication of something else?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Sounds like you may have something that is a Rhode Island Red mix of some sort
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The soot on the males tail is pretty common and can be bred out through proper selection. The red on the legs is normal on a buff orp roo (as long as the base skin color is white). It is an indication of a mature cockbird.

    Edited to add - I would not use him for breeding since he has a bad personality. Altho, if it was set by poor environmental conditions, his offspring may not be mean. If you choose to rehome him, please warn the new owners. I find it best to cull mean roosters.

    Jody
     
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  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red tint in his legs is the blood in his legs.

    Tim
     
  5. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I think he will be culled. His spurs are almost 3 inches so I would guess he is fairly old. Today he made an attempt at me. I will soon be coming home with my new daughter from Ethiopia and I will not chance him flogging her!
     

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