Barred Rock mix.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by neenerbutt92, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is about 10 weeks old in this picture. I want to know it it is a male or female! Hope someone can help me out!
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Hope that's good news! [​IMG]
     
  3. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it could be good. Although when I fed this morning they all had bright red combs, this could have been one of my younger ones that would have hatched in August. This is a mixture that has so far came out sexed, roos being solid black with a white dot on their heads (feather out to be barred) and the hens hatch solid black with white on their belly (feather out to be solid black with some white on them).
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, it's a cockeral.

    Sounds like you hatched out black sex links. The females will feather in black (later may have brown leakage) and males feather in barred.
     
  5. Lbrad7

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  6. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is pretty nifty! The rooster is a banty along with most of my birds, and the hen is a barred rock from Mcmurray. I wonder if this is how they came up with the sex link chickens?
     
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    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very interesting! Thank you for the information! So, if I was to breed the barred roo with the black hen the chicks wouldn't come out sex linked...is that correct?
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is correct. BR roo over anything will give you barred kids, no sexlinking.

    The bird in question is a male. The cross yields darker males than full blooded BR males since they are missing a barring gene from one parent.
     

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