What breed is he??? (Pics. available)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickLover98, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I was told he is a Rhode Island Red. He is 1 year and 3 months old. His name is Jasper. Is he really RIR? I'm doubting it.


    (In the background is my hen Thalia)
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Hes defnatly not a RIR, RIR are all deep red in color, he looks more like a red sex link roo.
  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Crowing Premium Member

    Golden sex links look like that too. He is a cross for sure, a RIR may be in the mix.
  4. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    I think he might even have some Buff Orpington in him too
  5. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Songster

    Apr 1, 2010
    He certainly is a lovely boy, whatever he is. Love the stance and that comb in the second picture.
  6. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Thanks. He is a sweetie pie, too.

    Oh noooo!!!!!!!! Is he really a mutt??? [​IMG] Now theres no hope of getting "normal" chickies!!!!!

    I was going to raise chicks and sell them, but I guess I should reserve all of my eggs for breakfast... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    There is no such thing as "normal chickies."[​IMG]
  8. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    You were told he was a RIR so I'm staying with the Red Sex link thought..we do raise them and he looks very much like one...and then they were not totally dis-honest with you..he would be half RIR or a RIR Cross..Daddy Roo was a RIR any of those would have been more honest and accurate.RIR chicks are always orangy red.RSL pullets about the same and RSL boys white
    All chickens are normal chickens.It just depends on what your breeding for...if it's egg layers you have a super roo to use if it's show birds your just out of luck..I can tell you people here buy mixed layers much more than pure "pedigree" chickens they want breakfast!
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    He looks like a cross to me also. Probably some kind of sex link.
    Alot of people love crossed chickens. You never know what you will get. I have my pure breeds, but I have plenty crosses that look and do lovely. My crosses seem to be more durable through the hard times....ex....predators, hot, cold, and rain. I have to keep a closer eye on my pure breeds to make sure nothing bad happens to them, but the crosses run everywhere and I rarely lose on of them. I would say you can still sell chicks and/or hatching eggs, but maybe not for quite as much if they were pure.
  10. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    Quote:you can still hatch and sell chicks with him. I've sold several mixed chicks. I post adds on Craig's list and am honest. Most people where I live don't care about breed specifics just most want hens, roos you can't make a penny off of so we just send them to freezer camp.
    -ps my mixed chicks at 2 months (fairly easy to sex then) I usually sell the pullets at $7 a piece sexed, younger non sexed are $4 each. Could probably get more but would rather sell them fast then wait for someone to bite at a higher price.

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