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Barred Rock rooster and Blue Andelusian hen.

post #1 of 5
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I am just getting started in incubating my own eggs and was wondering if anyone can tell me what I might get from breeding a Barred Rock rooster and a Blue Andelusian hen? Also would the chicks be a sec link of sorts?
Blue Andalusians, Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons & Plymouth Barred Rocks.
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Blue Andalusians, Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons & Plymouth Barred Rocks.
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Black sexlinks can only be made using barred hens, not barred roosters. The chicks should all be barred to some degree. About half the chicks will be blue barred, and half will be black barred.

post #3 of 5
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But no visual sexing... just a wait and see situation?
Blue Andalusians, Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons & Plymouth Barred Rocks.
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Blue Andalusians, Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons & Plymouth Barred Rocks.
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Yep. Just wait and see. 

Barring is sexlinked, but only on the hen's side. Barred hens can only pass their barring gene to their male offspring. Barred males, on the other hand, will pass their barring to both their male and female chicks.

post #5 of 5

Nope, no sex linking. You'd need the parents to be the other way around for that to work.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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