This chick was sired by a Blue Orp rooster over a hefty RIR/Buff Orp cross hen. Both parents came from breeder and exhibition stock. Apparently, a hidden barring gene manifested itself in the almost 5 wk old cockerel. This boy is 3/4 Orpington and 1/4 RIR. Might be a good foundation for a Barred Orpington project for someone! I've asked genetics folk and they say the best thing to do is to cross him with buffs or reds to make buff barred or red barred. I am near the juncture of TN/GA/NC in Fannin County, GA. Must pick him up, no shipping.