Think I may have found out what my roo is...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by new2chickens, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

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    Any thoughts???
    I was flipping through the Meyer Hatchery catalog that I got in the mail yesterday and saw a picture of a rooster that looks an awful lot like mine! It says he is a Golden Buff also known as Golden Comet, Golden Sex Link, Cinnamon Queen, and Red Star. Says this hybrid strain is a leader in the brown egg market and is by far the most popular bird they sell. Roosters are white with darker wing, neck, and tail feathers.

    Here is a picture of my rooster:
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    Here is a picture of the Golden Buff from Meyer Hatchery site:
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    And here is a link to my blog with 4 pictures of this hybrid from feathersite.com

    http://laughterherd.blogspot.com/2008/03/sir-buffington-buff-rooster.html

    Thanks
    Sarah
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

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    he could very well be a golden buff. They look very similar. Whatever he is though he is very attractive.
     
  3. new2chickens

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    I love him! I think he is just gorgeous! I got a straight run EE at Tractor Supply with hopes he is a roo, but the more time I spend watching the big guy, I hope the EE is a hen!! I just really wanted to have a young roo to raise so he would be more used to attention and so I would be less of a scaredy cat of him!! LOL
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sure looks like a red sexlink male to me. The golden buffs must be another sexlink name that hatchery has for them. He sure has one big comb there!
     
  5. new2chickens

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    Red Sex Link is one of the pics that I found at feathersite.com that looked like him. Now I kinda hope my straight run EE is a pullet!! The more time I spend with this big guy I really like him!!

    [​IMG] Here's to hoping Elvis (the EE) is realy an Ashley (I have 2 EE pullets named Naomi and Wynona...so if this one is not an Elvis I could have all 3 of the Judds!!)
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Yep, he is a red sexlink. I had an EE/sex link cross roo that looked just like him, but with puffy cheeks.
     

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