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What kind of rooster do I have?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by billiecoleman, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. billiecoleman

    billiecoleman Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 21 chicks of whom 8 were roosters. I re-farmed 6 of my roosters and kept two. I'm thinking about re-farming one more but I don't seem to be able to identify the rooster I love and want to keep. Does anyone have an idea on what it could be. I believe he has a rose comb and he is a large rooster even though he is only 6 months old. Really appreciate any help. This is the first time I have posted. Thank you!
     
  2. billiecoleman

    billiecoleman Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to put in my last post I have 13 hens in addition to the two roosters. They are laying about 8 eggs a day now and look so beautifully healthy!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Is the pattern on his chest more of a barring or a lacing pattern? Were they hatchery sourced birds (direct order or feed store purchase) or did they come from a private source?
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    You have a lovely bird!![​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful rooster! Looks like a mixed breed to me, but if you told us where you got him from (hatchery, friend, etc.), that might help identify him.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I agree with BantamLover21; he looks like a mixed breed rooster, but he is a real beauty. If he's the rooster you love, I wouldn't let the fact that he's likely a mixed breed keep me from keeping him as my rooster. If you'd like a third opinion, definitely post on our What Breed or Gender is This? section and let our experts there take a look at it. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What other kind of chickens do you have?
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Two roosters are one too many for 13 hens - a rooster can handle 10 hens a piece . He is a beautiful rooster and if he is good to hens and not aggressive to people - keep him.
     
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