What breed is my cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elizabethjg, May 22, 2016.

  1. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Larger that other chicks his age, around 6 weeks.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    He looks like a mix.
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what he's mixed with?
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Where did you get him? His coloring is the same a Red sexlink pullets (which are hybrids), it could have had a red sexlink mother or father. Are you sure it is a he?
     
  5. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A very small local feed store. I thought he was a sexlink at first too, but she turned into a he. Yes, I'm positive he is a he. He has large red combs and wattles, and already has curved tail feathers.

    I was kind of thinking buff orpington mix, or is that way off?
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I guess it could be, I think it has RIR in it though.
     
  7. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It could easily be a second generation sex link (breeding sex link to sex link often gives coloring like this).

    It looks like something Red (take your pick there on what, specifically) mixed with something carrying dominant white. Dominant white basically turns black to white. If you look at this bird and picture the white as black, that's a common look you get when you breed black and red birds together.

    With the size and shape, my guess would be the dominant white came from a white Rock parent somewhere down the line.

    He's going to be very pretty when he matures, the white will offset the red nicely.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  10. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thanks
     

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