what breed is my rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lkstarkey, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. lkstarkey

    lkstarkey New Egg

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    Can someone identify his breed? Thanks!
     
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    You have a Barred Rock rooster.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Ditto.
     
  4. lkstarkey

    lkstarkey New Egg

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    Thank you! He was given to me and i had no idea what he was. I am new to raising chickens and got my hens as little chicks from TSC back in March.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry to disagree with all of you, but he's absolutely not a pure Barred Rock. He's either 1/2 BR or a standard Black Sex Link rooster. Hackles are way too silver.

    See my rooster here? He's 1/2 Delaware and 1/2 BR-note the very silver hackles.

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    THIS is what you want to see in a pure BR--see the evenly barred hackles, no silver overload?

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  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with this. Not purebred.
     
  7. OK, sorry! I wasn't sure because of the angle. Thank you for correcting me!
     
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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on Barred Rock mixed breed rooster.
     
  9. lkstarkey

    lkstarkey New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! He will be a great addition to my flock.
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I gave some chicks to a friend, one who they said was a Barred Rock rooster. Hoping they were right since my rooster had died shortly before, I went and took a look.

    He looked very much like the OP's rooster. He was a cross between my BR hen and Birchen Marans.

    Many time folks don't know breeds. This same friend thought my Dominique hens were Barred Rocks.

    Which is why I love BYC. You learn somethings if you stick around. [​IMG]
     
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