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Barred rock too over Delaware hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FatChicksDigMe, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. FatChicksDigMe

    FatChicksDigMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed flock and my Silkie hatched a bright yellow chick reminding me of our Delaware hens when they were chicks. Has anyone had a Barred Rock roo over a Delaware hen produce chicks?[​IMG]
     
  2. FatChicksDigMe

    FatChicksDigMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody? Did you guys ever have chicks from a barred rock roo over a Delaware hen look like this?
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I'm no help. I've never had that cross before, don't care for Barred Rocks personally.
     
  4. FatChicksDigMe

    FatChicksDigMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, barred rock roos are mean. The hens are actually really nice and good layers though
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Fat chicks, I think you need to get a cockerel from Speckled Hen, she breeds for good disposition in her BR's and her birds are gorgeous.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Never made the cross myself but genetically speaking, that's definitely not the result of a BR X Dellie cross. The BR's black and barring genes would overrun the offspring and result in a single barred chick closely resembling the father. Do you have any White Leghorns? There's not many genes that are dominant over black, but the dominant white found in Leghorns would be a good bet.
     
  7. FatChicksDigMe

    FatChicksDigMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lot of girls! Dominiques, barred rocs, black australorps, Rhode Island reds, a light Brahma (but she was broody/raising chicks at the time so it's not hers), Delawares, we also have a buff orpington, her daughter which is a buff orp rir mix, and many Easter eggers (but all lay blue eggs and this chick came from a brown egg)...idk?!
     
  8. FatChicksDigMe

    FatChicksDigMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a mix of a red ranger and red star hen or something but she has pinklegs.. Here's an older pic with nearly everyone except new babies that cannot lay eggs obviously! [​IMG]
     

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