What Breed/Sex is Pingu

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by malkered, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barred chicken is Pingu.

    I think Pingu is male but I.m not sure what breed.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Kraken Farmer

    Kraken Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    If female: Barred Rock or Barred Holland
    If male: Black sex-linked rooster (single barred)
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    How old?
     
  4. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

    13 weeks
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Probably Barred Plymouth Rock or Cuckoo Marans cockerel.
     
  6. Kraken Farmer

    Kraken Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Cuckoo Marans have white legs, this one is yellow (only way I could tell my Cuckoo Marans from my Barred Holland's when they were younger[​IMG]). It is single barred which makes it a mix-breed, if it is male. Most likely black sex-link male (RIR rooster x Barred Rock hen).

    If it is a male you could cross him with a RIR hen then do some selective breeding to get a Rhodebar (red-barred chicken). It is one of my future projects.
     
  7. malkered

    malkered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Tilly who I'm fairly sure is a Leghorn and fairly sure is a cockerel
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All birds pictured look to be cockerels.

    Pingu is a mixed breed. One barred or cuckoo parent, the other looks to maybe have been silver unless he has red leakage coming through.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree about Pingu. The white one is not a white leghorn and seems to be a cockerel also.
     

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