Barnie/SPR mix...or purebred SPR?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aurinia, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. aurinia

    aurinia Out Of The Brooder

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    Was curious about one of my cockerels. When I got him, I was told he was a Barnevelder/Silver Penciled Rock cross. The older he gets, the more I think he looks like he's just SPR. Am I wrong? I know the woman I got him from was working on breeding silver laced barnevelders using SPR's so I just assumed he was a cross from that project. He's around 20 weeks old right now; these pics are from this morning. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    He could be pure bred, but he just may not be expressing any of the barnvelder. I personally don't see any of the barnvelder.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  5. aurinia

    aurinia Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all! Maybe I'll look into getting him a couple of girls the same breed in the spring, then. He's really got an awesome personality. :)
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think he's pure Rock. If he had Barnie blood, I'd expect some gold leakage and some messy patterning.
     
  7. aurinia

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    Thank you! Maybe I'll get some better pics of him and post over in one of the breed-specific threads to see if the experts think he's nice enough to start a small breeding program with (I'm very new to all this so haven't a clue how he holds up against the breed standard). Does anyone have any suggestions on who I might be able to buy SPR hatching eggs from in the spring? I know they're fairly rare...
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I would definitely go to the Rock thread(s) and research around a bit. I know we had some silver penciled breeders on here, but names are escaping me at the moment (shocker, I know [​IMG]).
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Donrae
     

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