Barred Rock with slight Crele coloring?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chikn-Chik, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my barred rock rooster. He was given to me so I don't have much background info on him. You can see on his wings the slight reddish orange color. He also has this on the other side, and the back of his neck. What do you guys think?

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    Also, I am breeding him to white leghorn hens. What color do you think the offspring will be? I'm setting the eggs tomorrow so it will be three long weeks before I find out.
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a Barred mix. Barred rocks also don't have the black tail feathers. When a barred male is used in breeding, the offspring will have barring as well. I think they will make very interesting offspring. Can't wait to see them. My first thought when I saw him was Barred rock rooster over RIR hen parentage.
     
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  3. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't sure if he was a full BR. But that doesn't matter, he is a very good 'man of the house' :D I can't wait to see what colors come out of them!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that white is often a dominant color and the barring from the rooster is dominant.....

    Those babies are gonna be so pretty.
     
  5. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    most likely from that breeding since both colors are dominant is a really light barred white bird similar to California Grey's coloring.

    a california grey was made by crossing a Barred rock to a white leghorn.

    since urs is a mix it wont be a california grey but it will be close
     
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  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Would like a better picture but from what I see from this picture he looks like a Sex-link.

    Chris
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always overlook the male sexlink. I agree he could totally be a male sexlink. Thanks Chris.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    hes a br mix or a barred sexlink
     
  9. Guinea and Chicken raiser

    Guinea and Chicken raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most def. she is full barred rock but has a slight creole coloring. my rooster has that. my fiance tells me he's just dirty and he dont clean himself. Rooster is from Oklahoma but living in Louisiana right now... he has more creole coloring than that even. it's at the top of him. We have old rusty cars around and I even blame the cars on him looking a bit yellow. Because he's half Silver Wyandotte and half Brahma. ;) he has markings of both, but this yellow color like the chicken in this pic. ;)
     
  10. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here is another pic of him. Hope it helps!

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