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Barred Rock rooster and Blue Andelusian hen.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Champoux, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Champoux

    Champoux Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just getting started in incubating my own eggs and was wondering if anyone can tell me what I might get from breeding a Barred Rock rooster and a Blue Andelusian hen? Also would the chicks be a sec link of sorts?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Black sexlinks can only be made using barred hens, not barred roosters. The chicks should all be barred to some degree. About half the chicks will be blue barred, and half will be black barred.
     
  3. Champoux

    Champoux Out Of The Brooder

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    But no visual sexing... just a wait and see situation?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. Just wait and see.
    Barring is sexlinked, but only on the hen's side. Barred hens can only pass their barring gene to their male offspring. Barred males, on the other hand, will pass their barring to both their male and female chicks.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Nope, no sex linking. You'd need the parents to be the other way around for that to work.
     

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