What breed are these roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by horseyjess, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need some help trying to figure out what these guys are? They are about 5 months old. Two I can tell are Barred Rock and cant tell what the other two are the tail feathers are coming in green. Please help thanks..
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  2. chikman

    chikman Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like barred rocks
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, the first one is a Black Sexlink rooster, not a pure Barred Rock. See how silvery white he is in the hackles? Indicates a sexlink rooster. In the 3rd pic, the two on the right are pure BRs.
     
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  5. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys [​IMG]. Much appreciated I have to seperate with three of the four of these boys and wanted to know who was what. The thing is I should keep the pure BR's I just cant seem to seperate from the mixed breed roo! The one that I had posted the pic of just his head is such a good roo at such a young age! If the other boys are picking on one of the hens he runs over and protects his girls! But yet he is so easy to handle and if the kids or I are messing with his girls he looks and goes the other way. We can pick him up and carry him around tho he is HEAVY!! At 24 weeks he is so nice I hate to part with him! Opinions should I keep the Sexlink? Or keep the pure bred BR?
     

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