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Barnie/SPR mix...or purebred SPR?

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Was curious about one of my cockerels. When I got him, I was told he was a Barnevelder/Silver Penciled Rock cross. The older he gets, the more I think he looks like he's just SPR. Am I wrong? I know the woman I got him from was working on breeding silver laced barnevelders using SPR's so I just assumed he was a cross from that project. He's around 20 weeks old right now; these pics are from this morning. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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He could be pure bred, but he just may not be expressing any of the barnvelder. I personally don't see any of the barnvelder.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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He could be pure bred, but he just may not be expressing any of the barnvelder. I personally don't see any of the barnvelder.

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He could be pure bred, but he just may not be expressing any of the barnvelder. I personally don't see any of the barnvelder.

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

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post #5 of 9
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Thank you all! Maybe I'll look into getting him a couple of girls the same breed in the spring, then. He's really got an awesome personality. smile.png
post #6 of 9

I think he's pure Rock. If he had Barnie blood, I'd expect some gold leakage and some messy patterning.

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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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post #7 of 9
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Thank you! Maybe I'll get some better pics of him and post over in one of the breed-specific threads to see if the experts think he's nice enough to start a small breeding program with (I'm very new to all this so haven't a clue how he holds up against the breed standard). Does anyone have any suggestions on who I might be able to buy SPR hatching eggs from in the spring? I know they're fairly rare...
post #8 of 9

I would definitely go to the Rock thread(s) and research around a bit. I know we had some silver penciled breeders on here, but names are escaping me at the moment (shocker, I know :rolleyes:).

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

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agree with Donrae

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