Barring?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Athiena14, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Would you say this is baring? This is my silkie mixish? So no clue on parentage except the male is a possible silkie mix. No clue how that came about cause he looks nothing like a silkie. Mother is a barred rock if you say this is barring and unfortunately a male if so...
     

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  2. CountryFlock

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    The silky gene is recessive so if you cross a silky and a regular chicken you get regular feathers.

    Also, if that is barring it’s a male but I’m not completely convinced. I’ve had a blue cuckoo d’anver and it’s first feathers looked like that, so it’s very possible to be barring.

    Does the chick have a dot on its head?
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Look for the white mark on the top/back of its head. That's an indicator of a barring gene being present.
    That said... That might be barring... Blue barring though, which is difficult to read until their feathers come out more.
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    The cock pictured is not a Silkie mix. He looks to be a Blue Copper Marans mix.
     
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  5. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Baby has black skin, feet and beak. Came from this male. No silkie cross females
     
  6. Athiena14

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    No dot
     
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  8. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I don't think it is barring. I think its just uneven blue.
    Barring is hard to see on young blue chicks but seems easier to me since working with lavender with barring. Now that's hard to see.
    I think its not barred and a female.
     
  9. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Cock could have Ayam Cemani or Svarthöna in him, which would account for the black skin and single comb.
     
  10. Athiena14

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    Didnt think of an ayam no clue what the other one is lol
     

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