Barred Rock question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by patman75, May 23, 2010.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 13 week old Barred Rock roo.

    I noticed he had a red spot on his wing. I thought at first he hurt himself. I was able to catch him today and the red spot was actually one single redish feather.

    He is from hachery stock, I got him at the feed store. I'm taking a wild guess that this is not normal and mostly likely it is because he is from a hatchery. Is there any other reasons for the one single red feather?

    Just wondering.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, There is some other breed in his background. As you say hatchery stock, so you can't expect anything else.
     
  3. thedreamers

    thedreamers Out Of The Brooder

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    We have barred rocks and doms that crossed with rhode island reds and the offspring look like the barreds or dom but have some red feathers inthere stripping.
     

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