What kind of rooster is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hmbelk, May 26, 2010.

  1. hmbelk

    hmbelk Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a rooster this weekend and I simply cannot remember what kind he is. I was looking at several different ones and I just picked out the one I liked best. I know she said that his babies would lay green eggs but that's all I remember. I'm breeding him to my barred rock hens. [​IMG]
     
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter Egger?
     
  3. damarisgw

    damarisgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a black sex link
     
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need a better comb pic, but for now, I say Barred easter egger
     
  5. hmbelk

    hmbelk Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a better pic of his comb. It's very large (comparing it to my barred rock hens) and it flops over to one side.
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  6. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a beret. Kind of jaunty.
     
  7. hmbelk

    hmbelk Out Of The Brooder

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    It does, doesn't it? I think he's very handsome but I'm probably not the best judge since he's mine! [​IMG]
     
  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is a pea comb, which means he is probably an Easter Egger! [​IMG]
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    He's an EE. When bred to your Barred Rocks (which lay brown eggs) the resulting offspring will lay Olive-colored eggs.
     
  10. hmbelk

    hmbelk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help. Now I even know what kind of comb he has.
    I found out yesterday that the eggs were fertile (and the rooster has only been here since late Saturday afternoon). So I was going to start leaving one clutch alone and just getting the eggs from my other hen. Only my 3yo took it upon himself to gather eggs today and got the one from the hen I wanted to sit. Wouldn't have been so bad because I could have just put it right back but on his way up the stairs to the back door he dropped it and it cracked! Oh well guess I'll have to start letting her lay eggs for hatching starting tomorrow.

    Ps. Guess what my 3 yo and 16 mo are having for lunch? Yes eggs!
     

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