What breed am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dearduckyducky, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. dearduckyducky

    dearduckyducky In the Brooder

    We just recieved two hens and two roosters from a friend. He was sold all of them in July 2011 as Road Island Red chicks. The larger roo is (evidently not [​IMG] ) definately a Road Island Red roo. He is beautiful.
    The two hens are obviously Road Island Red hens.

    However, this little guy was also in with them.

    His feathers tell me he is a roo (pointy neck feathers and starting to get the long skinny saddle feathers, and long decorative tail feathers). However, he is smaller than the hens. I'm thinking some sort of banty cross? Also, this bird has feathers almost like a silky on his underside and mixed in with the rest of his feathers. He is the softest bird I've ever touched that wasn't a silky!
    Any ideas?

    ETA, sorry bad pic quality. I took them with my iPod.
    ETA, correcting my "definately" comment
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011

  2. torrelee

    torrelee Songster

    Apr 6, 2011
    long beach, wa
    I dunno what he is but he is adorably shaggy!
  3. dearduckyducky

    dearduckyducky In the Brooder

    Quote:Isn't he though![​IMG] It will be interesting to see what he looks like in a couple of months.
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Songster

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    They are cute, and look like great pets! However, none of them appear pure when it comes to breed. A hatchery may consider them pure, but ultimately they are poor representations of their breed. The top is not a Rhode Island Red, but perhaps a Production Red of sorts. The bottom boy may be a Buff Orpington (white legs), or Buff Plymouth Rock (yellow legs).
  5. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Songster

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    He could be a Frizzle cross or Silkie cross

  6. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    I don't usually comment on these threads but he looks very, very similar to my Freedom Ranger Rooster from JM Hatchery. A pic of him:


  7. dearduckyducky

    dearduckyducky In the Brooder

    No worries on if they are "pure". [​IMG] Our chickens are all pets.

    He does look like the Freedom Ranger! Going to have to look into that breed!

    I was thinking perhaps the smaller one would be a silky or frizzle cross. At first I thought banty because he is so much smaller. After more thought though, he seems to large to be a banty cross. I have no experience with banties, silkies, or frizzles. I've seen and touched them at other's coops, but have never really handled them.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  8. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

    Oct 6, 2010
    westville ok
    sorry but those are not RIR they look more like new hamps but i would say hatchery birds here are pics of good SQ new hamps
    this is my roo
    and here is one of my hens
    and this is how they did at the fair


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