barred rock cross question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by okiehen, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    My question is what or how different will the barred rock cross chicks look from the pure bred barred rock chicks?

    This is the cross: Barred Rock roosters x
    white leghorn hens
    black star hens
    cinnamon queen hens
    black australorp hens
    game hens
    I know all the chicks will be barred from the barred rooster mating.
    And I will have pure barred rock chicks also, as I have barred rock hens.
    What will be some of the ways to tell the cross chicks from the pures.
    Will leg color be one and if so what will the color be?
    Also will the barreding be off on the cross chicks?
    Will there be any other color in the cross chicks, if so what colors?
    Thanks for your help, in 22 days I'll have some chicks to see if your right.[​IMG]

    (edited to add I have barred rock hens also.)
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I am not real sure but might I be able to talk you out of a game and leghorn pullet? I should have some game type crosses to swap if ya like!
     
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Are you asking about the chicks? If so I'll be selling all the cross chicks from this hatch. I'm gathering the eggs today and will be setting them tonight or in the morning.
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yup...asking about the chicks...I have a couple Red pyle roosters that need some ladies with some white!
     
  5. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    We can do that, I might be interested in some of your quail.
    I'll let you know what I end up with when they hatch.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Um... there will be no pure barred rocks unless you have pure barred rocks for the cocks to cover.

    As far as coloring on the offspring, it depends on what types of dominate coloring exists in the females. You will have color bleeding through whatever patterns occur. The patterns could be lacing or barring. Some barring will be stronger on some than the others. I know with a barred rock covering a buff orpington, I got some nice barred roosters with silver and gold leaking into the hackles and saddle feathers, making them look almost crele. The hens of that combination were brownish/grey with what looked more like lacing than barring with gold or silver showing in the hackles.
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    quail I can do!! Just tell me the colors and we will swap at the swap or sooner...cuz sometimes I have a little impatience problem...like real bad...

    and yeah Cuban I thought that was the history or breeding behind the crele myself...kinda wondering if that would show through on a red pyle
     

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