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Accidental Black sex-linked or BR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JerseyHen, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a DB rooster and a BR rooster over Wellies, BR, SF, LB, BB, DB, and SS hens. I set some random eggs under some broodies to break them and so far I have had 3 chicks hatch black with reasonably well defined white head spots (some larger than others though). I figure they are either a black sex-link male or a BR given the mix of breeds/sexes I have. Am I wrong in that assumption? None of the chicks have feathered legs (not sure if that helps or not since I am not that familiar with the genetics of the leg feathering).

    Just a mutt? I know the BR rooster won't make a black sex link, can the DB over any of those hens (like the BR hens)?

    (edited to include only acronyms and nicknames for chicken breeds)
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, the birds with a headspot could be a cockerel from the brahma over the barred rock hen, a pure barred rock of either gender, or an offspring of your barred roo over one if the non barred hens, either gender. So, you could have half barred rock females, if that makes sense. Your brahma roo over your barred hens will make sex link chicks, but with all your other breeds you won't be able to tell for a while.

    I'll bet you get some pretty babies!
     
  3. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That made perfect sense! Thanks. Maybe I will get some of this genetics stuff after all. lol. Punnett squares were never one of my strengths.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Around here PBR is Pabst Blue Ribbon, a beer. What is it in a chicken?
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Never heard it phrased that way before.
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    If you have a Barred Plymouth Rock (proper phrasing; variety comes before the breed name) rooster, then any of his children will have some degree of barring since both his sons and daughters will inherit one copy of the gene.
     
  8. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I haven't heard it phrased as PBR either. I usually only hear it as BR, hardly anyone refers to them with Plymouth unless they are refering to White Rocks, and even then they are usually called White Rocks. But I understood the OP's message.
     
  9. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    And here in Oregon if someone says PBR they are usually talking about the rodeo's.
     
  10. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it, sorry, geesh, pardon the typo and my ignorance that let to the committing of such a chicken faux pas.
     
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