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post #11 of 16
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I have a barred rock roo and about 6 or 7 hens. Im wondering, is there a way to tell what hen each chicky came from.

I have 1 x RIR
1 X RIW
1 X ISA BROWN
1 X LIGHT SUSSEX.

Any ideas what they will look like or how to sex them?


If your rooster is pure bred (2 copies of the barring gene), all his offspring will be barred to some extent. A head spot may or may not be visible at hatch, depending on the color of the chick's down. No sex linkage here, you'll have to wait for comb size, etc.

 

From those breeds of hens, you're basically going to get a bunch of multi colored chicks. You've got the black from dad, and the mommas have a variety of red and white, so it's going to be a colorful hatch!

 

I think the only momma you'd dependably be able to identify is if a chick has white/pink skin, then it would be from the Sussex hen. The white skin tends to be dominant, and the other breeds you have have yellow skin.

 

They should be pretty birds, and since all these breeds are good dependable layers, the offspring should also be good layers. The cockerels will be big enough to make nice table birds if you're so inclined.

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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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post #12 of 16
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I'm curious too, but my mix is the other way lol, a Red Star roo over BR hens...

I THINK that the barring would pass to the chicks, but they would have Red barring instead...

@donrae do you have some genetic genious input? big_smile.png


Disclaimer---I slept in and haven't had my Diet Coke yet :rolleyes:

 

Your rsl rooster over barred rock hens will give you sex link chicks, genetically. The thing is, with the white/silver from the rooster, you may well not be able to see the white spot on the head at hatch, and if you have white birds you'll not be able to easily see the barring as they feather out. So the genes will be there, but visually it may be a wash. The chicks would probably be a mix of red, black and white, like the OPs, but your females will be non-barred.

 

I tried putting a splash rooster over blue barred hens. Got some splash chicks and couldn't see the head spot or the barring to save my life! Finally, about 4 months when the cockerel started getting hackle and saddle feathers, I could see the barring in them. But by 4 months you should have a good idea who is male and who is female anyway, so it makes sex linkage kind of a moot point.

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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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chicken Ducks View Post

I have a barred rock roo and about 6 or 7 hens. Im wondering, is there a way to tell what hen each chicky came from.

I have 1 x RIR
1 X RIW
1 X ISA BROWN
1 X LIGHT SUSSEX.

Any ideas what they will look like or how to sex them?

You can tell which chick came from which hen by giving them leg bands for identifying.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by BantamFan4Life View Post
 

You can tell which chick came from which hen by giving them leg bands for identifying.


If you track which hen laid which egg, and are present when each egg hatches to id the chicks. I'm never that organized or available :/

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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post #15 of 16

We had a broody recently hatch 10 chicks.  The potential fathers are 1 Silver Cuckoo Marans and 1 Silver Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben.   The hens are Easter Eggers, Red Sex Link, Light Brahma, and Cuckoo Marans.

 

My questions are:

1.  as the chicks mature, will there be an obvious distinction between those with barred father vs. spangled father? (patterned offspring will be clearly spangled or barred)?

 

2. Will the offspring fathered by crested breed (Spitzhauben) have some fashion of crests?

 

3. If the spangled rooster bred a barred hen, what type of patter may be expected?

 

The Light Brahma chick is obvious...it has leg feathering...but is dark gray in color so far. (down only at this time)

 

Just curious if I may be able to tell who fathered which chick. 

post #16 of 16
Hallo! For any experts or with experiences, can I cross breed (croilers, sussex or normal) chicken with layer chicken(these by meaning which only raised for laying eggs only)
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