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Barred Rock eggs/Black Australorp egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dread Pirate Roberts, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    Generally speaking, could one make a distinction between the eggs from a Barred Rock and those from a Black Australorp?

    Purebred hatching eggs on the cheap my be riding on this.

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  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Iam going to go with no. Maybe on a bird by bird basis. But between the breeds themselves? I doubt it... maybe someone else knows...
     
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    You will be able too. I had the birds separated, and the barred rocks lay eggs so light they are almost white. The Australorps lay much darker eggs. If you really want pure hatching eggs, separate the birds. But if you cross the Barred Rock rooster to the Australorp Hen, you will get black sex links.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's the other way around, Black Aussie roo on Barred Rock hens will give sexlinks
     
  5. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    okie dokie, thanks y'all.

    I'm just gonna call the farm and ask if they'll set some Australian Orpington eggs aside for me. They're eating eggs, sold at the farmers' market, but they happen to have a flock of Australorps running together, separate from the others.
     
  6. cliffsdad

    cliffsdad Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you tell the cocks from pullets in the paring of the Australorp/Barred Rock? I thought only brown roo's mixed with silver hens gave bsl's.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Your're thinking red or gold sex links. Black sex links really should be called barred sex links [​IMG] The cockerals would have the big head spot and turn out barred, the hen chicks would have a solid head and probably turn out solid black, rather than with the red neck.
     
  8. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    I breed both Ba's and PBR's I am staring at my hatching eggs from todays collection as I type and I cannot tell the difference in some of my eggs.
     
  9. cliffsdad

    cliffsdad Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, the eggs do look similar. I bet the "barred" sex link would lay eggs like crazy!! Some of my barred rocks are laying every day...just wish I knew which ones! I have a pretty good idea. Keeping my fingers crossed on my hatching BA's! Thanks for the info!
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why do you say that ? They are named after the hens color since the hens are the ones that are used, the roosters are the barred ones. If that was the case then the Red Sexlinks would need to be called White Sexlinks.
     

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