Barred Rock Roo X Black Australorp--What would you get???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by smith2, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you crossed a BR roo with black australorp hens, does anyone know what the offspring would be like, and would they be sexable at hatch??
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The barred daddy would give a copy of barring to all his offspring; the mama, not having any barring gene to give would not pass it to anyone. Plumage-wise, all the offspring will be identical.

    However, if you cross a barred mama to a black daddy, the boys will be barred and all of the girls will be black.
     
  3. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about a RIR Roo and a SLW hen. What would that be? and can you sex the chicks by color?
     

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