What breed or breeds is this roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bahamabanty, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crossed red stars with a leghorn/easter egger mix, very dominant white.
    7 hatched pure white and this rooster came out brown. Is this a throwback from whatever mix the redstar is? Can someone tell me what kind of cross or breeds they see in him? He is 4 weeks.
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    Only brown roo, with one of his white sisters






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  2. Eon69nc

    Eon69nc Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure looks like a throwback. With the mix you have, you wont have all hatch white. Genetics are so kewl, you just never know what you will get. He has a nice comb on him already. Loved the pics.
     
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  3. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 hatched white, some roos some hens, but all white, like the hen on the picture..he was the only brown one.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a Punnett Square throw back, likely from whatever is on the other side of the EE as the Red Star would be something like a New Hampshire Red or RIR for the color based bird and a Delaware or Silver Wyandotte.

    Your white is not completely dominant as neither parent bird is totally white...Red Star is red with white tipping; EE is white with brown barring for the male.

    The other side of the EE could be anything including something darker brown.

    Mixed breeds bring a mixed bag color and shape...but also tend to have wonderful hybrid vigor.

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  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Maybe you should try another batch and see what color next chicks are. Maybe they are sex linked.
     
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