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What is he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wolfbaine30, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

    May 5, 2008
    Blue Ridge,Georgia
    I have this roo I bought and the old man said it was a Dom.I was told this evening that he was a black sexlink.But by pulling up pics of bth a dom and a black sexlink,he looks like neither.My g/f pulled up a pic of a barred rock and I think it looks just like one,but I'm no expert by a long shot.So I'm coming to yall for help on this.Whatever he is he is the best $5 I ever spent.We love him to death.
    Here is the link to the pic my g/f got of the barred rock.......

    And here is our boy
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Could be a Cukoo Maran or a BR mix or black sex link.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  3. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    A dominique would have a rose comb. Looks just like my buddy's barred rocks to me.
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    I'd say he's a barred rock mix. He's for sure not a Dominique, but most old timers call any bird with that color pattern a Dominique so I'm sure the guy just didn't realize his mistake. No matter what he is he looks like a keeper!
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I don't think he is pure BR he doesn't seem to have the right stature or marking for one. Plus the BRs have more white than black between the bars and the flight feathers are also barred the same as the body not black. I think yours looks more like the black sex-link.
    Barred Rocks
    Black Sexlinks

    ETA: Correction, the males have more white between the bars...The females have more black than white.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  6. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    I would also say barred rock mix
  7. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

    May 5, 2008
    Blue Ridge,Georgia
    I'm wanting to lean more into the BR mix myself.Just not enough gold coloring in the barring to be a black sexlink.I still would like to see more people's ideas.
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Even though he doesn't have a whole lot of brown, he does have enough for the camera to pick it up so I am leaning towards a Black Sex-Link.
  9. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    if he was a purebred cuckoo marans he would not have yellow legs.... I'm thinking Barred Rock mix.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Kevin, he could be either a BSL or a BR mix.

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