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What kind of rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Turtle5600, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Turtle5600

    Turtle5600 Out Of The Brooder

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    16 weeks old, mostly red with a white tail growing, large single comb.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed. Quite possibly a second generation red sex link.
     
  3. Turtle5600

    Turtle5600 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, the hens look like this. Was told RSL for them but the rooster came out of the same batch and has the same color and I knew they were supposed to be opposite.[​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Second or even third generation red sexlink, so basically just a mutt, since the sexlinking only works for the first generation cross. These guys have been popping up all over this year.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, someone got hatchery sex links and bred them together. That yields red and white birds with no regards to gender. Pretty birds, and should be great layers still [​IMG]. You just lose the ability to sex them by color at hatch.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  7. Turtle5600

    Turtle5600 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, they came from TSC and nobody had any clue what they were up there. 16 weeks old and I'm already getting one or two eggs every few days. The white ones are 14 weeks. I think are white rocks or white mutts, they have red ears. Thanks for the help guys.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2016
  8. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Your rooster's comb is HUGE! And he's only 16 weeks old! He's a handsome fellow despite being a mixed breed.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Mixed breed
     

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