The coolest rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jakmallex, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! He's like two different birds depending on which side you're looking at. Very cool.
     
  3. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow!!!! That is cool! I think there is a name for that kind of thing. Chamira or something to that effect. Something to do with a double gene..... or whatnot.... Im going to look it up real quick. Amazing bird though!!!Here we go!!!!! I found a link that might just explain your rooster!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)
    Youll have to click on the section under genetics when you get there.
     
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  4. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like he could be a chimera. He is fertile, just had 11 babies. I was hoping for another one like him, but it doesn't sound like it's something that can be passed down to the chicks. So far I think they are all normal anyway.
     
  5. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Put him on Letterman's stupid pet tricks. I'm black and white - no wait, I'm black and red!
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    That's really interesting stuff..... could you imagine being told that the children you gave birth to weren't YOURS!!! OMG!!! I'm glad they figured that out... [​IMG]

    I wish he could pass it down.. I'd LOOOOVE to have one [​IMG]

    That is one fantastic chicken!
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, he looks awesome! What's his personality like?
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you know what breed / breeds he is? Gorgeous rooster even if he was all of either side.
     
  9. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    He reminds me of the old vaudeville/sideshow acts where one side of the actor is made up as a woman and the other side as a man. Victor/Victoria anyone?
     
  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Awesome!!!! I want one just like him!!
     

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