What breed is he ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by siggy19, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. siggy19

    siggy19 New Egg

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    He's too rough with my hens so I'm getting rid of him. The potential buyer wants to know what breed he is...[​IMG]
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rhode island red maybe?
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Where did you get him? To light to be a Rhode Island Red and not the right tail coloring for a New Hampshire Red. Maybe a mix of one those.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I'd say he's a mix breed. He's a nice, big boy though.
     
  5. siggy19

    siggy19 New Egg

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    I got him with a flock of 11 hens 2 roosters from a lady who no longer wanted chickens... she had randomly collected them from various people and had no idea of the breeds..
    that makes sense, thank you !
     
  6. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    He looks like he might be a hybrid, looks just like my hens, but I assumed all of the males were culled after hatching, unless they were to be sent to a breeding farm.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Are you referring to Sex-link hybrids? Because the hens should be red with some white (like this rooster) but the roosters should be White with a few red patches on the shoulder area. Also I thought hybrids don't usually breed true so they wouldn't need to save to males for breeding.
     
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  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sex link hybrids don't breed true. The male chicks most likely go to be raised up for butcher. Some hatcheries use them for "heat packs" in small orders of chicks also.
     

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