Am I correct in the understanding that a barred offspring of a RIR over (seemingly) a Barred Rock? We have a mixed flock, but half the hens are BR. At the time we had a WLR Cornish roo, but even if it was his, genetic rules still hold true here, yes? Of the 3 survivors (someone didn't like the babies) there are 2 that are beautiful black with orange flecks, black beak, legs and comb - which is nearly non-existent. The third is barred, red wattle and comb and yellow legs. It looks exactly like each of our BR hens at this point (7-8 weeksish) and in fact, doesn't seem very male-like to my limited experience and knowledge. But it has to be male, right? We have a mixed flock, I assume other patterning wouldn't make a difference?