This my son's rooster Fireball any idea on breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by justoldbobo2, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. justoldbobo2

    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    Jena , Louisiana
    Fireball was hatched from fresh eggs I'd gotten from friend. Any idea the breed or breeds he is. I thought Buff at first but he is such a bright

    We hatched him in homemade bator 5-17-13
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi Just.....

    Congratulations on your success with home made incubator.
    My guess is if the person you got eggs from doesn't focus on one particular breed...your rooster is a mix of some breeds..often called a 'barnyard mix' or a 'mixed breed'. Big comb makes me think of Leghorn like a buff Leghorn is in there, and orangey-red makes me think of New Hampshire which is a fairly frequently seen breed. White legs...dunno where those came from.

    Perhaps you could ask the person that supplied the eggs what roosters they have ...and which hens and you could get more accurate information.
  3. justoldbobo2

    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    Jena , Louisiana
    Was told he had a buff rooster over a mix of hens. I was tryn to figure out what breed has such a bright orange color
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    He looks like he's maybe a New Hampshire Red or possibly a mixed breed.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'll bet if the sire was a buff orp the momma was a red hen of some type. That cross seems to make bright orange birds.
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    He looks like an Orpington mix to me.

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