Baffled by BCMxBR crosses.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seventreesfarm, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did my first incubator hatch this month with this combo of eggs:

    1 olive egg marked blue from DMRippy
    3 green eggs marked blue from DMRippy
    2 green eggs marked split from DMRippy (lav am splits)

    5 brown eggs from my BCM roo and hatchery Barred Rocks
    5 blue eggs from my BCM roo and hatchery EEs

    All 5 brown eggs hatched, but there are only 2 chicks that look like they came from those eggs, i.e. no muffs, all black, straight combs (so far).

    A couple other chicks are dark/black, but look like they have muffs [​IMG]
    I bought my roo from a gal who said hers were purebred. We have some BCM breeders in our area, and I'm pretty sure he's not hatchery. No muffs, nothing that looks mutt about him.
    My BRs look pretty good for hatchery stock. No mutts.

    So why don't my chicks add up? 5 brown eggs should have equalled 5 black (or barred w/yellow head spot) chicks with no muff and straight comb, right??

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/444381/black-copper-marans-discussion-thread/4960#post_9762666
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have any pics of them? pics from straight above would help as well. pics of maybe the parent stock as well
     
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  3. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pic at the link above is the roo.
    I'll get some good pics of everybody later today. Just getting ready to process 120# of tomatoes [​IMG]
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    he looks like ours which has wheaten in his and his ladies background
     

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