What do you think this rooster is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jungleexplorer, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have this rooster and I still have some of his offspring. Bought him at a flea market and he was an excellent rooster for my free range flock. I was just wondering if anyone could look at him as see what breed he was. I am pretty sure he is was some kind of a mix.

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    He mated with one of my Barred Cochin Bantams hens and threw this rooster.


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    He mated with one of my BBRed American Game hens and threw this Rooster.


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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    he was a red sex link rooster so yes a cross breed
     
  3. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I think you are right. What is the origin of the red sex link?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Red sex links are a red rooster over a silver hen, the specific breeds can vary a lot by hatchery, or even what birds a backyard breeder uses. I'm guessing there's a lot of white in the background, cause that roo from the barred hen should be barred. Is he "ghost barred", can you see faint grey barring on him? I don't see anything on the pic.
     
  5. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave him away early last year because I was starting some targeted breeding of different breeds and I did not want him jumping into my breeding pens. He was a great rooster and he left some of his seed around as you can tell. I don't remember his having any ghost barring. He pretty much looked just like the picture I posted of him.
     
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