What breed is my Roo????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by candrnyen, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. candrnyen

    candrnyen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if you could tell me what breed my rooster is.

    thanks
    C J


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  2. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty bird.......looks like a brown leghorn to me!!!!......but he is a little big for a leghorn?
     
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  3. ChickenBarn

    ChickenBarn Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know for sure.... he looks an awful lot like my Roo. I thought mine were RIR's but just posted a question in this forum and one says maybe a New Hampshire Red.

    Check out mine and see if they look the same..

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  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Note the large white earlobes & yellow legs. Certainly looks to be a Light Brown Leghorn to me.
    However, he does appear heavily builprobably a hatchery bred Leghorn.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Yeah I was wondering about those large earlobes,,,,my leghorns have small white earlobes but they are banties
     
  6. candrnyen

    candrnyen Out Of The Brooder

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    does this breed get aggressive? He has been showing signs, that possibly, there is a mean streak in him. He picks on some of my hens. Yesterday he pecked my daughter. I have never had an aggressive rooster.
    thanks
    C J
     
  7. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that RIR roos can get pretty aggressive. Not sure if that's what he is, but that's my guess.

    Sorry.
     
  8. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is an article on what you can do to calm a mean rooster down. Maybe if you start while he's just showing a few signs you can head the bad behavior off at the pass.
     
  9. candrnyen

    candrnyen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much!! your advice is wonderful I am going to try to befriend him. I really hope it works. He is the only rooster I kept and I would hate to see him on the bun:[​IMG]
    I don't have to worry right now about passing that bad gene on because I am collecting eggs now and I am not letting my hens hatch them. I really would not want that gene to continue.

    You guys are all so great!!! thanks a ton [​IMG]

    C J
     

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