What breed is my roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RandyTheRooster, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. RandyTheRooster

    RandyTheRooster New Egg

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    What breed is my rooster?. He weighs approximately 5-6 pounds, is 5 years old, and crows loudly. The black patch on the back of his neck is just dirt and Vaseline leftover from recent cold fronts.


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  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get him from?
     
  3. RandyTheRooster

    RandyTheRooster New Egg

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    My grandmother came back from an agricultural market one day, with a beautiful orchid plant the size of a small tree and little brown paper bag that was chirping... I honestly have no idea where he came from other than he was purchased in a (flee market style) agricultural market.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like he might be a red sexlink. Males are usually white with red/gold hackle and saddle feathers.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a barnyard mix to me.

    He may have some Buff Orpington with the way the neck hackles and saddle drape (but the tail is completely wrong for an Orpington).

    Could be a factory Gold Sexlink roo...but I think most likely just a backyard mix.

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I believe he's a barnyard mix, and mixed enough no specific breed jumps out. He may have some buff Orpington and something with dominant white, but he doesn't look like a simple breed A x breed B cross.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    mixed breed
     
  8. RandyTheRooster

    RandyTheRooster New Egg

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    Thank you for all of the responses! I have never been able to say he is XXX breed because he looks different from most pictures I have seen.
    Aside from appearance there is good evidence that Randy is at least part red sex link:
    -Randy is extremely cold intolerant. In the extremely mild South Florida winters frostbite is a real concern.
    -He eats a lot.
    -Shows no fear of other animals unless they have almost "gotten him" in the past.
    It seems very likely he is either a red sex link or a red sex link hybrid.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed
     

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