What breed is this rooster? (pictures)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Poliwag, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched a few eggs that were supplied from a friend who has had a few different roosters down the line. Only one turned out to be a rooster. We aren't allowed roosters here and I will have to get rid of him but I would rather have some idea of what breed he is for when I put up an ad to give him away.

    He is about 2 or 3 months old. Not exactly sure of when he hatched :x

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    He hasn't started crowing yet.
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm He has a nice Buff columbian color like Buff Sussex but he has yellow legs. How common are Buff Sussex in Austrailia ? I know Paul Bradshaw imported 4 varieties of Sussex from Austrailia, the Buffs were one of them but they are stil pretty rare here. Do you know if your friend has Buff Sussex ?
     
  3. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it is a rooster? It looks exactly like my female Isa Brown X [​IMG]
     
  4. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure. I am not that big on chook breeds. He did say that he had a Rhode Island Red rooster at one stage. When I discribed my rooster to him he said he could have part of that in him but after looking at pictures of that breed, I am not so sure lol

    I will ask him today if he had one or still has one.
     
  5. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wha?! You think it could be a hen? Dx

    When he was a chick, 2 of the other chicks that hatched with him started growing their tail/wing feathers quickly while this one took much longer.
     
  6. RAREROO

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    No It is a young roo for sure.

    RIRs are Red Columiban so he may may well be crossed with a RIR, that may be were he got the yellow leggs too, the black ticking in his neck looks pretty strong thought like he was crossed from maybe two columbian colored breeds. Most RIRs crosses here dont have as nice of a columbian pattern as yours does but they usually pic up some of it from the RIR. I'm just not sure what breeds you all have and are common in Austrailia.
     
  7. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of him with his sister (they hatched on the same day):

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  8. Chris09

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    New Hampshire Hens (should) have that type of ticking in there hackles as well as Rhode Island Red Hens (should).
    He could be a Sussex/ New Hampshire Hen cross or a Sussex/ Rhode Island Red Hen cross..

    Chris
     
  9. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you saying he could be a hen? I'm so confused lol
     
  10. Chris09

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    Quote:Are you saying he could be a hen? I'm so confused lol

    I'm sorry I thought that might confuse someone.. lol
    In order to get the ticking like that on a rooster -
    The father of your bird I would think it would have to be a Sussex and the mother would could be either a New Hampshire hen or a Rhode Island Red hen.


    Chris
     

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