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Barred Rock ?with pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jeffro29, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several barred rocks and now I have one that is white with black barring is this normal or just one trying to be different?
     
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  2. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic of it? Maybe that will help us determine if or if not.

    vortec
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Usually the lighter ones are the roos!
     
  4. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive seen some that were really black and some that were really white, i think its just variation in the breed. Are they pure barred rocks? Maybe its a mix and is showing some more white?
     
  5. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is a cockerel. Definitely.
     
  7. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so is that the reason for the coloring difference? Thanks
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, the male has two barring genes, hence the white bars are wider, making him appear much lighter overall. Females are darker almost all the time.
     
  9. slickchick

    slickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it helps I can post these pictures of my 9 week olds...

    The 2 lighter ones on right-cockerel
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    The 2 darker ones are pullets
     
  10. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help. He is about nine weeks old also just stalled out growing but has started growing a little again.[​IMG]
     

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