What kind of rooster is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CRicci, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. CRicci

    CRicci New Egg

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    I am so curious what this rooster is. I picked up about 12 of them at tractor supply in the summer. I was told they were comets. About half were females and the other half males. They looked identical when they were chicks.

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    Edited to add my husband just said its a Texas Longhorn Chicken. [​IMG]
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Comets are a mixture of two different breeds....I'm thinking one is the white leghorn. I'm not the best a guessing, so I'll agree with your husband....The TEXAS LONGHORN! [​IMG]
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    He is a Golden Comet rooster. They are sexlinks and the roos should be white like yours and the hen should be red with white tails.
     
  4. CRicci

    CRicci New Egg

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    The females are almost pure white with some brown flecks in the wings. I do have two that are only white females. Gotta go get a pic of the girls.
     
  5. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a golden comet, but it's odd that you say they looked identical as chicks. Comets are sex-linked. You should have been able to tell them apart by color from day one.
     
  6. CRicci

    CRicci New Egg

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    Here is a pic of the hen. There are three of them in this pic. At the bottom left is one, text to the turkey. The red chickens are red sex links.

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  7. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya i have golden commets and that looks like a rooster i know. He is a little more brown than a normal commet but i geuss he is. How are the girls. I started out with 16 3 years ago and a couple of days ago i just lost my last one.
     
  8. CRicci

    CRicci New Egg

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    The girls are real quiet and calm. But i have yet to see an egg from them. They should be laying soon but with less daylight they may not. My husbands favorite hen is the pure white hen from the same batch.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh Ok if the hens are mostly white too then they are probably Amber Links, which are feather sexed, not color sexed. Here is the Amber Link thread with pictures, the red and white colored ones in the first pics are regulare Red Sexlinks, just the white ones are Amber links.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=358938
     
  10. CRicci

    CRicci New Egg

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    Yep he sure does look like the other amberlink roos! Thanks so much. That was the only breed I had left to identify. [​IMG]
     

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