what breed is he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenk5810, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. jenk5810

    jenk5810 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] he's pretty but we would like to know what he could possibly have in him. [​IMG]
     
  2. Adamschickfarm

    Adamschickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am 90% sure he is a black tailed road island red. beautiful bird by the way.
     
  3. jenk5810

    jenk5810 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. He lost many of his tail feathers to a rouge coon hound pup out of her pen but they have more of a green sheen to them. Would that still qualify him with that discription?
     
  4. Adamschickfarm

    Adamschickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes that would still qualify him. after seeing your bird I did some research on black tailed Rhode Island red, and my book said their tail feathers get greener as they grow. hope this has helped you[​IMG]
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The green on black feathers is actually irredesence caused by sunlight. The feathers are not actually green.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a beautiful Rhode Island Red rooster. :eek:)
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He's got too much black through his chest and body for a Rhode Island Red. He's a mixed breed, possibly with some RIR in him, but definitely not purebred.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Good eye. I missed seeing the black feathers in his chest until I saw your post and then enlarged the pic.
     
  9. jenk5810

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    If I were to put him over My barred rock hens would they be sex linked? Or would his mixed heritage mess with the genetics too much to be accurate?
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If you cross him with your Barred Rock hens the offspring will be Black Sex Links. The male chicks will have a white spot on top of their heads and the female chicks will lack the white spot.
     

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