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Hi I'm not sure where a good place to ask/post this is, so I just decided to ask it here.  I hope that's OK...Anyways, I have a buff barred Cochin bantam rooster (he isn't completely buff barred..he still has a lot of faint black barring in his saddle feathers, leg feathers, tail feathers, and belly..) and I was wondering, if I crossed him to a blue Cochin bantam hen, is there a possibility i could get some blue barred chicks? 

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i'm not the most proficient on the genetics but from my understanding Yes, you would get some barred blue chicks (not necessary pure blue), but all your chicks would be sex-linkd (if he's not a sex linked barred to begin with) and all the barred would be males but any breeding after that would not be sex linked so you could then end up with barred hens and roosters.  it would then likely takes many generations of selective breeding of get true blue barred.


Edited by JetCat - 11/24/15 at 8:48am
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i'm not the most proficient on the genetics but from my understanding Yes, you would get some barred blue chicks (not necessary pure blue), but all your chicks would be sex-linkd (if he's not a sex linked barred to begin with) and all the barred would be males but any breeding after that would not be sex linked so you could then end up with barred hens and roosters.  it would then likely takes many generations of selective breeding of get true blue barred.

Thanks.  Wait, they would be sex-linked?  I thought the hen had to be barred in order to make sex-linked chicks...and if they did turn out to be sex linked, the males would be blue with a white head spot, right? 

 

And in order to get blue barred hens, I would have to breed a rooster from the buff barred x blue to a hen from that cross also? 

 

And would all the chicks be blue, or would I get some buff ones also?  And if I would get some buff, would they also be sex-linked?

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Thanks.  Wait, they would be sex-linked?  I thought the hen had to be barred in order to make sex-linked chicks...and if they did turn out to be sex linked, the males would be blue with a white head spot, right? 

 

And in order to get blue barred hens, I would have to breed a rooster from the buff barred x blue to a hen from that cross also? 

 

And would all the chicks be blue, or would I get some buff ones also?  And if I would get some buff, would they also be sex-linked?


as i said i'm not the most proficient on it but the sex linking is dependent on several factors, and both male and female have to have a sex-link 'trait'  barring is one of those traits.

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Barring only works in  black sex linking if it's the female that's barred.  Check out the "sex linked information" thread.  Lots of useful info there, and plenty to keep the brain working on overdrive.  

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Barring only works in  black sex linking if it's the female that's barred.  Check out the "sex linked information" thread.  Lots of useful info there, and plenty to keep the brain working on overdrive.  

haha thanks I already posted something about this on there.  They are being really helpful and informative.  Thanks for suggesting it though. :)

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Love that site!  My EE roo makes real nice BSL babies with my Dom and SLW gals.  Supposedly, SLW is supposed to do RSL, not BSL, but they come out BSL... (unless I've read the chart wrong... gotta go back and check it out!)

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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