what is this roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ReiMiraa, May 17, 2010.

  1. my neighbor has a roo and has a very small territory and only has 1 hen (had 4 last year) took pics of him. just curious. he watches over his hen. i wanted to provide the hen pic because i have never seen one like it in my books or while trolling on here. but here he is. i am lucky he hasn't met my rooster's flock. even though mine weighs more i think this guy is more equipped. but now he is kept in a pen.

    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  2. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Nice bird [​IMG]. Looks to me like a regular lemon Hatch.
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  3. he doesn't walk normally he picks his feet up high in the air with every step. (if that helps anything)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think he is gorgeous, I hope somebody doesn't "roo nap" him if he would be so valuable to them.
  5. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    I don't know, but he sure is pretty.
  6. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    He looked like my old game roo the one that went psycho and killed two other roos !!!!!!!!
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Looks like an old english gamebird, not sure which color.
  8. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    The color is what we call red, otherwise known as black breasted red. More specifically, lemon, on this bird because of the lemon yellow color in the hackles.
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  9. Shifu Ru ster

    Shifu Ru ster In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2009
    The correct name for this color of plumage is wheaton. Black breasted red (BBR) have darker red on the hackles. Don't know exactly what family this gamebird derived from but judging from photo, he's a green legged Hatch. Whatever he is, he sure is a beautiful handsome (is that even a word? lol) rooster.
  10. would he be worth getting a few eggs from to incubate under a broodie? honestly i know its a fighting rooster breed (based on its spurs and it looks similar to an assil in a book), but i remember that there were a few that were nice and tame (i played with the ones our workers raises at one time, i loved it. i came over the next day, "where is he?" the guy said, dinner. i didn't fully understand but i was sad he was gone) but some are nice but they are rare.

    when walking (strutting) he high steps.... like the chicken version of the fancy gate the tenessee walker does.
    Last edited: May 18, 2010

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