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post #21 of 58
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Originally Posted by Godiva 

Fun looking birds there, would love to see some more recent pics too!

For the poster who said that if the roo was the barred one all the chicks would be barred - not so! Guess it depends on how many genes etc but I have a blue barred cochin roo and I have two pullets from him over BO hens and they are both not barred! Both have lighter heads, the one is more gold with a dusky darker body and the other has a 'dark gold' head with what looks almost a dark brown colour body. No barring at all. I know that the Buff genes work really differently than a lot of the others and can throw in some unusual colours.... for what it is worth, I am by no means knowledgable ... just learning in little steps.

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The reason you got different colors is because BLUE barred birds are different than BLACK barred birds. Blue acts differently than black, because, when crossed with certain colors, can produce more variety in colors, such as khaki, fawn/dun, blue, black, platinum and splash. Blue, black and splash being the usual colors. Fawn, khaki, and platinum are too complicated for me to list off the bat. Those are the colors that most likely popped up with your girls. But because the rooster was BLUE barred, the color patterns were different.

post #22 of 58
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Originally Posted by Year of the Rooster 

Settler'sDreamFarm :

what would happen if it was the other way around? just wondering


All barred offspring, I'm sure.


Yes, all black barred.  Though I'd bet that the under color would end up being an off-white.  To figure out these things:

  http://kippenjungle.nl/kruisingKipFlexTree.html

post #23 of 58

That looks like a useful calculator there. However, I wouldn't know how to use it. Does it work for all chicken color types or just a few?

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**Domino Ranch** Chicken Breeds: White Leghorn, Brown Leghorn, Rhode Island Reds, many uniquely colored EE's, Speckled Sussex, Naked Neck, Cochins, Buff Orphingtions, and OEGB. Raising Brahmas and Polish.
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post #24 of 58

For the poster who said that if the roo was the barred one all the chicks would be barred - not so! Guess it depends on how many genes etc but I have a blue barred cochin roo and I have two pullets from him over BO hens and they are both not barred! Both have lighter heads, the one is more gold with a dusky darker body and the other has a 'dark gold' head with what looks almost a dark brown colour body.


Are the offspring you are describing chicks or adults?


From a barred male over a non barred female, irrespective of the colour of the male with the barring. The barring gene is inherited independently. There are a few possibilities for your experince with your blue barred cochin male. If your male only carries two barring genes all of his offspring will inherit one barring gene. If, however, he himself only has one gene for barring, your statistical odds of getting barred offspring are reduced by half. 

Another thing to be considered is that on some colours barring does not always show up well. This varies from individual to individual.
I have had many coloured birds in which barring has not shown very well the most memorable being a red pullet. I did not know she was carrying barring until she was mature & I noticed faint barring in her fluff around her thighs. The barring however showed up well in her male offspring.

post #25 of 58

For those of you wanting to see photos of the Barred Rock X Buff Orpington (where the Barred Rock is the male side of the cross), go here

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1309918#p1309918

I am too lazy to post them again.  big_smile

A recent one of the silver hens from that cross:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k269/ja8edfyre/Chickens/First%20Hatch/Buff%20Orp%20X%20Barred%20Rock/BRXBOpullet.jpg

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post #26 of 58
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Originally Posted by Riocotesei 

That looks like a useful calculator there. However, I wouldn't know how to use it. Does it work for all chicken color types or just a few?


It seems to do a fairly accurate job on all colors though it does assume pure colors (no hidden recessive genes).   The easiest way to use it is to click on the "Browse M" and "F" to find the colors you are looking for.

post #27 of 58

I just found the BackYardChickenForum after doing a search for Buff Orpington/Barred Rock cross breeds on google.  I was surprised to find so many of you that have done this recently.  Here are some pics of my two week old BR (roo) x BO (hen) crosses.  They are some cute little buggers.  Looks like the color will be about the same as what everyone else is getting. 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/40481_chicken229.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/40481_chicken228.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/40481_chicken226.jpg

This is actually my first successfully hatch of babies ever!!!  12 hatched; one we found in the yard dead; and one drown in an ice cream bucket that I was using for mom's water until I found the red waterer.  My fault on that one.   I've had a few hens setting this year but none ever stuck it out.  This pretty Buff has done an excellent job at being a mother.  My daughter shows them to everyone and she sais, "they are really cute, but you can't pet them.  Their mom is really mean!!"  wink

I'll try to post more pics as they mature.

post #28 of 58
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Originally Posted by CalicoFarm 

Just thought I would post a pic of the results of my BOxBR cross. They are sex-linked. I'll post better pics when I get them and as they mature. The roos have the white dots on there head. (That is a white silkie in there to big_smile)
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22467_new_chicks.jpg


Cool!!!!!

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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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post #29 of 58

My Rhode Island red  fathered chicks with my Buff Orpington hen and my Aracuna and Black Austrolop. Does anyone know what the chicks male and female will look like. I've identified the black sex links [barred hen] and red sex linked [ hen = Lace Wyandorf] . L:rolleyes:orenzo was a busy boy.

post #30 of 58

So glad I found this old thread.  I just hatched a BO rooX BR hen chick yesterday and from the pics you were all so kind to post, I can see I have a pullet!!!   : )

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Primary breeds I raise/sell eggs and chicks from:  EE, dark Cornish bantams, silkies of mixed color, bantam cochins of mixed color, Naked Neck/showgirls, BLRW bantams, Khaki Campbell ducks, and Coturnix quail.

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What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.

 

Primary breeds I raise/sell eggs and chicks from:  EE, dark Cornish bantams, silkies of mixed color, bantam cochins of mixed color, Naked Neck/showgirls, BLRW bantams, Khaki Campbell ducks, and Coturnix quail.

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