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what breed of roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pollitohenhouse, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. pollitohenhouse

    pollitohenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Americana? def a roo tho
     
  2. pollitohenhouse

    pollitohenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Also...what is this guy? buckeye? barnevelder? Def a roo...has a pea comb
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first bird looks like an Easter Egger. The second one I think is a Dark Cornish.
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first bird is an Easter Egger. I'm leaning towards the second bird being a hatchery quality Dark Cornish.
     
  5. pollitohenhouse

    pollitohenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok cool thanks. What do u mean by hatchery quality? is that good or bad?
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    "Hatchery quality" refers to birds that you get from a hatchery. Hatchery quality birds aren't neccesarily bad, they just differ from so called "show-quality" birds which are bred to a standard and for showing. Hatcheries tend to focus more on quantity of birds than on how well birds would do at a show. Therefore, their birds tend to turn out slightly smaller than their show counterparts, or may have lighter color, or lack certain breed characteristics (for example, a hatchery Silkie may not have five toes like it should on each foot). Hatchery-quality birds may resemble their breed in some ways, but in many cases don't look quite like the breed should, according to show standards. For example, hatchery-quality Rhode Island Reds tend to be excellent layers that are small bodied and a rusty reddish color. Show quality Rhode Island Reds are large, perhaps not quite as good layers as the hatchery birds, and are a deep mahogany color. Your Dark Cornish is hatchery quality because he doesn't seem to have the width or distinct color of a show-quality Dark Cornish.

    I hope this helps.[​IMG] There's nothing wrong with hatchery quality, unless you really want to show.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  8. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, Great looking birds.
     

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