Tri-Colored Cockerel

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JFreeman, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought this cockerel about 6 weeks ago. He's about 8 weeks old now, and when I first bought him, he didn't show any red on his face and chest like he does now. I was told he is a RIR mix, and the mother could be Barred Rock (my guess), Production Red, or Black Star. From what I gather, he only has the hens out with his RIR roo, but has any one ever seen this color combination? It may be a stupid question, but I tried googling and I cannot find one that looks like him. Do you think I could breed that color?

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    From the barring, the momma had to be the barred rock. I've got a hen that's his female counterpart, I call her my calico hen

    You might look at the Rhodebar thread, it's an autosexing breed made from barred Rocks and RIR, they're not exactly like your bird but similar.
  3. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooo... She's pretty. :) Thank you, I'll look them up.

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