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What kind of rooster is this? Red Jungle Fowl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by STR33TL1GHTS, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to keeping chickens and am learning new things daily...here is one of my roosters, my dad got it from a ranch close to where we live, I dont want to judge, but I think alot of people around here are into cock fighting...alot of these places with chickens only have roosters...anyway, can anyone tell me what this rooster is...i had randomly posted a picture on a honda forum and got all kinds of weird replies...looking online i guessed this was a red jungle fowl...but i could be wrong...thanks for the help...

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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Looks like a Welsummer. He is gorgeous!!! I have a few Welsummer hen who need a boyfriend. [​IMG]
     
  3. babyspice35

    babyspice35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one like that!!! I found him in the wild and had to eventually let him go when i raised him up. He is a gamecock! Jungle fowl. They get really skittish sometimes when older:)



    He's SO handsome!
     
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  4. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the multi-color! [​IMG]
     
  5. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:id hook you up, but i live in brentwood and this guy is picky, i have two red sex linkeds, and a barred rock, and it took a while for him to get "interested"
     
  6. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    so do you guys think he is a welsummer, gamecock, jungle fowl, red jungle fowl?

    as you can see, i dont know much about chickens...
     
  7. babyspice35

    babyspice35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you going to do with him? Maybe you'll never know the exact breed [​IMG] Were you going to try and breed him? If hes just for meat i suppose it doesn't really matter what kind of breed he is...
     
  8. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    i could never eat him, or any of my chickens, i think the people my dad got the rooster from fight chickens so i dont want him to go anywhere like that...i think im just gonna let him live the rest of his life just hangin out with his harem...i wish i was him...haha (just kidding)

    i do want to try and raise some chicks next spring... i have two red sex linkeds and a barred rock, i dont know what will come out if i cross them with my rooster...

    i just want to know what he is...i guess out of curiosity...
     
  9. STR33TL1GHTS

    STR33TL1GHTS Out Of The Brooder

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    i could never eat him, or any of my chickens, i think the people my dad got the rooster from fight chickens so i dont want him to go anywhere like that...i think im just gonna let him live the rest of his life just hangin out with his harem...i wish i was him...haha (just kidding)

    i do want to try and raise some chicks next spring... i have two red sex linkeds and a barred rock, i dont know what will come out if i cross them with my rooster...

    i just want to know what he is...i guess out of curiosity...
     
  10. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I do not think he is jungle fowl. Its hard to get a good appreciation of his size from the pictures, but he appears to be too big for jungle fowl. Also, if I remember correctly, jungle fowl have dark legs, yours has yellow.
     

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