What Breed Is My Rooster!?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crista5200, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. crista5200

    crista5200 Just Hatched

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    I received a rooster from a lady that lives in a city where they are not allowed shortly after he started getting LOUD!!! :) She told me that she was told that he is an orpington but after searching like crazy I'm not seeing any photos of orpingtons online that look like him? Anyone have an idea? Also tractor supply told me that the hens I purchased through their store are red rangers. When they really started growing I had to call and ask if they were sure about that because they don't look it to me.[​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster is an Easter Egger. Hens are Pioneers aka Rainbows or Dixie Rainbows.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree the rooster is a mixed breed, may be an Easter egger. Definitely not Orpington.

    the hens are Pioneers or Rainbows. Not quite the same as Red Rangers, but not far off.
     
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  4. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a gorgeous roo
     
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  5. crista5200

    crista5200 Just Hatched

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    Any idea what the chicks would look like from these hens and rooster?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Black is more dominant. The females would be colored similar to female black sex links---black with red/gold leakage at the chest. males would be black with gold or maybe silver leakage in the hackles, saddle feathers and wings. The'd likely have modified pea combs and the pullets have the possibility of laying green eggs.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  8. new 2 this

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    I have one similar and not sure of the breed. Mine is about 12 weeks old. Not sure if it's a roo or not. What would your guests be? I do know the lighter one is a silkie[​IMG]
     
  9. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not nearly as experienced as the others on here but I'm pretty sure you have an Easter Egger cockerel there.
     
  10. new 2 this

    new 2 this New Egg

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    Here is a better picture. "It"just started making noises today and it's about 12 or so weeks.[​IMG]
     

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