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What breed is this rescued roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meriruka, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Anyone know what this guy is? I tried looking him up in my poultry book, but, no luck. [​IMG]
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    BR cross, I think. Looks like he's got some rusty feathers on his breast and wings?
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Could be a black Sex link roo which would be a BR cross.
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yes, there is more rust/brown than the picture shows.
    Thanks, I'm off to look at sex-link roos.........
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I agree, black sexlink rooster, which is a RIR/BR cross.
  6. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I guess since hatcheries usually cull the sex-link roos at birth, I'm not surprised I've never seen an adult roo!
  7. horselover98

    horselover98 Songster

    Dec 19, 2008
    I am looking in my chicken book [​IMG] and i see that he looks like a barred plymouth rock so if you seach google and click on images, you might see a barred plymouth rock and it might look like yours.
  8. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    Looks like our Chester! He is a black sex link too! Best hawk fighter I have ever seen!
  9. chicken500

    chicken500 In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2009
    Did he really fight a hawk?
  10. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    New Durham NH
    Saw it with my own eyes! I thought he was tussling with one of the young roos, but then these 5 foot wings opened up, and I realized it was a hawk!! I sicked the dogs out on them, and my SO were right behind them! Fortunately the two young roos had already hopped into the fray, and with the dogs charging towards them, the hawk decided to retreat! Chester appeared unharmed, but did limp for a day or two, but mostly it was all the poor hens stuffed into the wood pile, under pallets, and into PVC pipes that we had to find and get unstuck! Poor things!

    But that is what Roosters do, I have seen Chester charge at several hawks, while alerting the world! I would never consider free ranging a flock without a couple good roosters around!

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