Blue barred Cochin for buff barred project

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by WildflowerIndependence, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. WildflowerIndependence

    WildflowerIndependence In the Brooder

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    I bought some barred bantam cochins, and one of them appears to be blue. Instead of being black like the others, the striping is a medium-light gray color. I was planning on using one of my barred roosters to start a buff barred project… And I think the blue barred one is going to be the nicest of my cockerels. What would happen if I used a blue barred rooster over my buff hens?
     
  2. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Pictures?
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    All of the chickes will be Black/Blue Barred, 50% of them will be blue and 50% black, When they grow both the males and females will have alot of golden/gold feathers on their body, that is due to the powerful nature of the columbian restrictors in the Buff hens
     
  4. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    This is what my Dominique/Buff Orp hens look like. I don't think you will end up with the lemon cuckoo effect you are hoping for. riding mama.jpg
     
  5. WildflowerIndependence

    WildflowerIndependence In the Brooder

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    Very interesting to see the effect in play. Thanks for sharing that!
     
  6. WildflowerIndependence

    WildflowerIndependence In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info! Interesting how it works out.
     

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