What Breed Are These?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ghost_rider, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. ghost_rider

    ghost_rider Out Of The Brooder

    19
    0
    22
    Sep 25, 2010
    Happy New Year to the back yard forum.

    I was hoping that someone here could tell me what breed this rooster and hen are? They were taken in until we could find them a new home and we wanted to know what they were for the new owners.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    They actually both look like roos and my guess would be Partridge Rock.
     
  3. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Perhaps RI Hen and Roo?
     
  4. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    382
    1
    113
    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Yeah, that looks like two roosters to me as well. [​IMG]
     
  5. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    4
    101
    Oct 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    can you get a better picture of the one in the back? maybe a side view?
     
  6. Marion565

    Marion565 Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like two RIR Roosters
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:RIRs do not produce any black in the feathering. So they can't be RIRs. RIRs are more of a rusted or Mahoganey color.
     
  8. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,044
    27
    161
    Sep 11, 2010
    Pleasanton
    Does one of them have white legs? If so they could be a cross. I am not sure, but give Illia a chance to see this she will know for sure. [​IMG]
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    105
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Rhode Island Reds do not and should not have black on the chest or wing. [​IMG]

    They're likely both mutts. The one on the right doesn't have the coloring for a Partridge or Double-laced, and has white legs. He's likely a cross of Sussex, Orpington, or Marans and something else. The one on the left also has a lot of red leakage/rustiness on the fluff and where black normally should be, plus his legs are yellow. He's also a likely cross of black and something else, perhaps Production Red. (hatchery RIR's)
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,773
    9,379
    766
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    What Illia said + both are cockerels.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by