what mix is my rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beberly540, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. beberly540

    beberly540 New Egg

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    I was given this rooster. His his mostly white and black but has green and brown mixed in. Just curious what my chicks will turn out looking like. I have leghorn hens. Thanks


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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    He looks like maybe a Black Sex Link Rooster. If you have White Leghorn hens, they are usually dominant white, so all the chicks should be white with the occasional black/brown fleck.
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. It looks like a Black Sex-Link rooster. This can be created with a Barred Plymouth Rock, Barred Leghorn, or California Gray hen, etc. crossed with a Rhode Island Red, Production Red, or New Hampshire rooster, etc.

    The result is something like the rooster you have, which is similar to this rooster.


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    The offspring with White Leghorn hens should be white with black speckles, like a California White, which is a cross of a California Gray rooster with a White Leghorn hen.

    The hens from your pairing should be very good egg-layers.


    By the way, you will have to either incubate the eggs or get a broody hen to sit on the eggs, because White Leghorns rarely sit on eggs to hatch chicks.
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it looks like you have a Black Sex-Link rooster.
     
  5. beberly540

    beberly540 New Egg

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    Thanks. I built an incubator already and have hatched some chicks. Im gonna try and hatch a few of these eggs. The whole chicken breed mixing seems to be quite confusing.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This.

    If you bred him to non-white hens, half his offspring would be barred, half not. Breeding him to white hens, half the offspring will still genetically be barred, the white will just cover it up for the most part. But, take those white offspring and breed them to something like a red bird, and you may get some interesting barring coming out on that second generation [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Yup, They will have ghost barring.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, you are already doing it. Great.

    You can create many combinations by mixing different breeds.
     

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