black rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Poupoulles, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Poupoulles

    Poupoulles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My partridge rock rooster and barred rock hen have made an all black baby. Comb is inky black, legs are mostly black, feathers totally black... I hope its a hen. I will try and post a picture if I can.
    Have any of you Plymouth Rock fanciers seen an all black? Any opinions?
    Feathersite has a "black" cockerel that looks suspiciously partridge to me, and there is a black hen, but she has a red comb. hmmm?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    How old is this "baby?" If it is doesn't even have its true feathers in yet, then it isn't that it is actually black. Barred chickens at a young age are often black or black an white.
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This would be a sex-linked cross, and you would expect black pullets and barred cockerels. You may get some color bleeding through the black later, but at hatch, the pullets should be all black.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  5. Poupoulles

    Poupoulles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    excellent! thank you everyone
    its about 8-9 weeks old or so
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, it would be a sexlink and it would be a hen. There is a variety of solid Black Plymouth Rocks that breed true, halo has some, I guess yours would still be called a black rock, but she is likely to have some goldish color bleeding through.
     

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