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Frizzled Barred Olive Eggers

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Okay...Hatched eggs from MPC, the 2 larger are 12 days old and the little black one is 10 days old. The eggs were labeled Frizzled Barred Olive Eggers. Any parent ideas or sexing ideas? Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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I think they are to young for basic sexing. 

post #3 of 5
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Why do they look so different then?

post #4 of 5

Males can be double factor barred, meaning they posses two copies of the barring gene, making them lighter in color than barred females who can only genetically carry one copy of the barring gene.

 

So to me it looks like you have 2 DF barred males, the two bigger/lighter ones with whiter spots on their heads and one female, the darker chick with a smaller white spot on her head.

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Brookside Cottage Farms | Oakland, Ca

Bantam UK SOP Blue, Black, Splash, Chocolate, & Mauve Orpingtons

(Project Bantam Wheaten Orpingtons)

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Update. It just occurred to me that I should update. All three were female. Sometimes this whole thing seems to be a crap shoot when we start mixing and matching. Thanks to everyone and hopefully this can help others along the way! And none were frizzled.
Edited by Sstewart - 1/7/16 at 4:43am
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