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Buff Orpington and Barred Rock cross...is it a sex link?

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This chick is offspring of my Buff Orpington roo and Barred Rock Hen.  I was under the impression that their offspring could be sexed by sight but I'm a little confused with this one.  It is definitely a unique color but it doesn't look like it will be barred (or at least not like the mother looked when she was a fuzzybutt).  Am I safe to assume it is a she?  Or am I completely off?

This is the father King Louis.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa40/cristindavis/th_Louis-1.jpg

This is the mother Esme.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa40/cristindavis/th_Esme.jpg

And here is the chick.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa40/cristindavis/th_baby2.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa40/cristindavis/th_baby.jpg

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post #2 of 12

According to the chicken color calculator the males will be black BARRED, the females will be solid black.  Will probably take a little while before you can tell if the chick will be barred or not.

Here is the link to the calculator

http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm

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post #3 of 12

Yes it is a Sexlinked pullet, I have done this cross before, mine were a bit darker, but Tala on her has also do the cross and hers were lighter brown looking like the one you have pictured, but here are my results from a Buff Orp roo on Barred Rock hens.

Dayold pullets
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_chicks_044.jpg

Day old roos
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_chicks_050.jpg

5 wk pullet
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_4367.jpg

5 wk roo
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_4370.jpg

5 mos
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_5227.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_5220.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_5224.jpg

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post #4 of 12
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Thanks Rareroo!  I'm already awfully attached to the little mite so it is nice to know that not only will I be able to keep her but also that she will grow up to be such a pretty bird.  Thanks for sharing your pictures!  It is so neat to know what she may look like!

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post #5 of 12
do you believe this would work with a buff rock hen.?
Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
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barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by rocks3flowers View Post

do you believe this would work with a buff rock hen.?

Nope. You need the sex link barring on the hen. A buff rooster over a buff hen will simply give all buff chicks.

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post #7 of 12
Pretty birds. Any idea what a buff/RIR cross looks like?

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1 wonderful husband, 6 laying hens (2 EE, 1 RIR, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Golden Sex Link and 1 Black Sex Link), 2 sassy cats and 1 salt water reef tank including 2 nemos!

 

The Egg - “A box without hinges, key, or lid. Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
 

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post #8 of 12
Crossing a buff and a red bird seems to give a light reddish orange colored chick most of the time.

Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

I will praise You in this storm.

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Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

I will praise You in this storm.

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post #9 of 12
buff rock roosters & barred rock hen? the whole sex link thing is so confusing to me. Iv bin reading about it for 2 days now. I have barred rocks white rocks and buff rocks. are there any sex link types to make.
Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
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Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
Reply
post #10 of 12
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information

Have you read this? You can ignore the pages and pages, all the good info is on Tim's first post.

Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

I will praise You in this storm.

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Rachel BB

Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

I will praise You in this storm.

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