Barred rock x ee

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Athiena14, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Athiena14

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    Curious on if the white spot on this little one is an indication of male? It's very light, but since the ee has barred rock or black sex link in it I was curious on it. 20190722_190748.jpg 20190722_190741.jpg 20190710_153451.jpg
     
  2. CountryFlock

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    Was the barred rock the mother or father?
     
  3. Athiena14

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    Mother
     
  4. CountryFlock

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    It’s a boy.
     
  5. Athiena14

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    :( aww hes such a pretty chick... was hoping it wouldnt mean anything
     
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    I’m sorry. I know it can be a bummer. Especially when it’s a chick.

    Any rooster bred to a barred rock hen will make sex linked chicks.

    Males will hatch barred
    Females will hatch with no barring
     
  7. Athiena14

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    So it has nothing to do with the white dot then for this? Its cause of the bars? Man I was hoping for the bars XD I jinxed myself
     
  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The white dot is a marker that says that chicken has the barring gene. So yes, it does indicate that the bird is barred. But, as stated above... Anything not barred rock or cuckoo, bred to a barred hen, will produce sex links. The reason why is that male barred rocks carry two copies of the barring gene. They pass a copy each to their offspring. The females only carry one copy and can only pass it on to their male offspring. So, females only get the one copy from their father, and males get two copies; one from each parent.
    In the case of anything bred to a barred hen... She can only pass her copy of the barring gene to her sons, so all the boys will be barred. It can be difficult to catch depending on what genes the father brings to the table...
     
  9. Athiena14

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    What's weird though was at some point I produced a female ee x barred rock with barring. They were feint. I ended up selling her at 4 months. Was part of current ee roos hatch group. Mother was the barred rock
     
  10. Brahma Chicken5000

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    How do you know that your Easter Egger cock has Barred Plymouth Rock or Black Sex Link in him?
     
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