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Blue Orpington crossed with a Barred rock

post #1 of 18
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I have read some on here about chicks from a buff orpington and barred rock cross were sex linked. I am curious if this is what I should expect from a blue orp/barred rock cross?

A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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post #2 of 18

It has been my experience that if you use a blue rooster over a barred hen, you get all males barred with the spot on their head and pullets blue or black solid.  If you use a barred rooster over a blue hen, both sexes are blue barred, just my experience but others may have different.

post #3 of 18

Blue over buff you should get 50% black and 50% blue offspring according to the chicken calculator:
http://home.kpn.nl/h.meijers69/kruising.html

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #4 of 18
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Thanks Happy Chooks. I have a Blue Orp Rooster with a Barred Rock Hen. Sounds like from Jimmy47 has some experience with this particular cross and I should have sex links. Roos barred and hens solid blue or black.  Thanks Jimmy.

Has anyone else had the same results?

A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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post #5 of 18

You might want to read about the Black Sex Links in Tadkerson's first post in this thread.  It explains it real well.

Tadkersons Sex Link Thread
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208

If the hen is the only one barred, you get sex links.  If the rooster is barred, you do not get sex links whether the hen is barred orr not.

I think there are a couple of different ways to make blue, but I'm not really up on that.  If it is the normal Splash-Blue-Black, I'd agree with Happy Chooks that they should be half black and half blue, but this blue stuff keeps messing me up.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

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post #6 of 18

Oh sorry, I read buff instead of barred.  I would think you'd get sex links with a barred hen and blue rooster.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks Ridgerunner. I'll check it out.

I am trying to limit my flock to specific breeds (Orpingtons, Delawares, S Faverolles, SL Wyandottes and Silkies) but I don't want to get rid of my barred rock hen because she is such a good layer. So, this will help knowing that their offspring are sex linked.

Does anyone have any experience with how good this cross will lay?

I know my barred rock hen lays just about daily large eggs. My Orps lay about every other day and the egg is slightly smaller than the barred rock. Just curious what kind of production to expect from their offspring.

A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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post #8 of 18

Yes they would be sex liknks. Only the boys will be barred, but the color 50% blue and 50% black barred. The girls will be 50% blue, and 50% of them black solid.

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less
-Socrates
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post #9 of 18
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Thanks Happy Chooks. No problem. I do it all the time. big_smile

A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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post #10 of 18

Offhand I'd say it's a crap shoot as to how the offspring will lay. Some will take after one line in that aspect and some the other, with some sort of between.

Lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas.


Love those Orps!

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Lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas.


Love those Orps!

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