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Blue/barred rock roo

post #1 of 57
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BluRoo (Marina) has the oldest male blue/barred that has been grown out from the cross of my blue rock over barred rocks.  He's probably about 5 months old now.  I never thought in a million years that he'd end up looking like this.

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post #2 of 57

Yikes....he is really cool looking!

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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
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post #3 of 57

WOW what a beauty!  He is just amazing and so different!

Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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post #4 of 57

I'm gonna have one of those!  love  ya  He's still a baby though.  big_smile

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post #5 of 57

ooo he's purdy... love

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1 super/great husband, 3 kids, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 angora rabbits, 11 chickies - 1 bantam(EE pullet,) 2 Black Australorps, 2 Barred Rocks and 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 1-Cuckoo Maram rooster - and 7 ducks (3 Khaki Campbells and 4 Rouens)
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post #6 of 57

Triple WOW! He's awesome, Kathy!

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post #7 of 57

Just saw him starting to breed the girls today, time to set up his harem  celebrate

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5 Eastern Turkeys and 5 sexlink pullets, 1 trio Wheaten Marans bator, 1 pair BCM, 1 black Marans pullet, 10 Welsummers and 4 black Ameraucans, 2 Very nice Cayugas and quail in the bator again!!
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post #8 of 57

Wow, he is amazing Kathy and absolutely beautiful.    love

I'm curious now about the blue and the barring.  Not sure if you know, but any idea why the barring didn't go down his whole body (chest)?  I'm wondering if the lacing gene interferred with the barring gene there.  Also, how do you recreate it to produce blue barred hens?  This is all very interesting and so cool!  I hope you don't mind my inquiring mind.

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Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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post #9 of 57

I love blue chickens of all kinds. Your guy is a beauty!

post #10 of 57
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Jody, Marina mentioned to me, and I tend to agree, that the barring, which only went to the male chicks, seems to only be on the male feathering, ie. the hackle and saddle feathers.  I think we need to grow a few more out to see if this is a persistant pattern.  I hope it is.  Marina is putting him in with a blue, splash, and barred hen (isnt that what you said, Marina??) and Im sure she'll be hatching them out as fast as she can to see what she gets then.  You would think the barred hens would produce some sort of blue barring.  This is unchartered territory for sure.

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