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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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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 4

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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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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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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