What breed is my roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by roo530, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. roo530

    roo530 New Egg

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    I bought him as a chick from the fleamarket...
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! We're glad you're here!
    Your boy is a Rhode Island Red, probably a production red strain cockerel (production reds are lighter in color than true rhode island reds.)
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, he's a hatchery Red--production red, hatchery quality Rhode Island Red, same difference basically.
     
  4. roo530

    roo530 New Egg

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    Thank you both! I can tell you one thing though, he is very mean:/
     
  5. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR's have a tendency towards that [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Porduction Red, and X2 on beetandsteet; Production Reds or hatchery quality RIRs are sometimes aggressive (more so than with heritage RIRs from a reputable breeder).
     
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  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it crowing?

    I'm actually not seeing much in the way of cockerel...No saddle, comb is red but short, not really pointed hackle feathers. I'd not bat an eye if this thing laid an egg tomorrow.

    Not to mention look how small it is. Not at all cockerel size.
     
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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Production Red.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If he's mean, get rid of him. No reason at all to keep a mean animal of any sort.
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    So what...he should rehome it to make it someone elses problem? Wouldn't you eat it instead. Same with other animals that are mean should be put down. Not rehomed.
     

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