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Barred Rock roo breeding ?'s

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kaitlyn_rae2003, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    Laconia NH
    Hi there!
    This is my first year trying to hatch out my own chicks, with an incubator. I have a barred rock rooster who is active with the hens. For hens I have 5 barred rocks, 1 buff orp, 1 jersey giant, 1 delaware, 1 plymouth white rock, 2 golden laced wyandottes, 4 NH reds, and a couple small mixed birds, one being a frizzle. What breeds could I expect from those mixes? Besides the full barred rocks i mean? would any of the crosses be a legit breed? or just barnyard mixes? Thank you so much for all your advice/answers. [​IMG]

  2. Robert Blosl

    Robert Blosl Rest in Peace -2013

    Mar 1, 2010
    Silverhill, Alabama
    you have pure production barred rocks and you will hatch production barred rocks from a male and a pure female. The rest are barnyard muts. There is nothing pure when you cross one breed of production chickens with another just lots of mixed up colors. bob
  3. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    You can not create a breed by crossing two different breeds. Your breeding will give you a lot of heavy layers. If you wanted to create a new breed it would take years of selective breeding and genetics study.
  4. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    Laconia NH
    oh yes, i wasnt trying to create a new breed, just curious if any of those crosses is considered to be "anything" named already like im not totally sure what and ISA brown is...that type of situation. Thank you so much for your help!
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Nope, making sex-links takes a barred hen and a non barred rooster. I'm thinking you're going to have a bunch of colorful layers, and some pretty barred rocks.

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