Two new roos, what breeds do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Little Coop, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Little Coop

    Little Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Just received these two boys along with about 15 hens (2 banties) from a friend who is moving. I intend to keep the silver guy (already have 5 Silver Wyandottes among others) but prob not the red. Or maybe seperate the group into two flocks so,that the production reds are with the red? The silver has a lovely rose comb, which you can see if you zoom in. Any ideas on breeding?
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The red one looks like a red sexlink/Easter Egger cross. The other is a Dominique mix.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The roosters are both mixed breeds, so all your chicks will be mixed breeds. Feel free to mix and match and see what crops up [​IMG].

    some thoughts....

    If you put that red rooster over your silver Wyandotte hens, you'll likely get red sex link offspring. Males gold, females silver.

    The barred rooster over the slw hens will likely give barred offspring. In my experience, the barring trumps the lacing, but since they're mixes the barring winds up kind of messy with a lot of leakage coming through.

    Both rose and pea combs are dominant, so you'll have a lot of chicks with non-straight combs.

    That red rooster may have a gene for blue eggs, or he may not. You'd just have to breed him and raise up some pullets to point of lay and see what happens [​IMG]
     
  4. Little Coop

    Little Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the responses! We are in central Texas, east of San Antonio, sure wish we were in Washington or Oregon!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    both mixed breeds
     

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