Barred Rock/Light Brahma crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WooingWyandotte, May 16, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I have this 10 week old rooster, he does not look to be pure Brahma, has some white/black feathering on legs but not much, and the back feathers have some black barring. Is this a pure Brahma? If not I would love to know more about crosses between Brahmas an Barred Rocks. Here's a picture to help [​IMG]

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  2. WooingWyandotte

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Georgia Boy 1970

    Georgia Boy 1970 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can't really tell from your pic. But I really don't think that he is crossed with barred rock. I don't claim to be a genetics expert. A barred rock male over light brahma female would give both barred males and females. If you reverse the cross you should get all barred males. Your bird is not barred, I think he is probably a hatchery light brahma. A lot of times with hatchery type birds they are far from what they are supposed to look like. Hope this helps, if you can post another pic.
     
  4. WooingWyandotte

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    Thanks [​IMG] Yes, he is a hatchery chick. I know he is definitely not from a breeders farm. So the 'barred' look on his feathers is the result of bad breeding?
     

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