Barred Rock x Dark Cornish crosses

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Snow, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Snow

    Snow In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Hi. Recently my favorite rooster, a Barred Rock, passed away, leaving me without a male of that breed and I would really like to keep his bloodlines going. So I gathered up 42 eggs over the next few days and put them in my incubator, hoping to get a replacement for him. The hens they are from are Barred Rocks, Dark Cornish and Rhode Island Reds. I'm hoping to get a purebred Barred Rock, but a crossbred would be OK too. However, I also have another rooster, a Dark Cornish. They all free range together. I think I'll be able to tell which breeds or crosses the chicks are, but Barred Rock x Dark Cornish could be from my deceased Barred Rock rooster and a Dark Cornish hen or my Dark Cornish rooster and a Barred Rock hen. Is there any possible way to tell which of those are which? I'm doubtful that there is but figured it was worth a try to ask.

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