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Blue barred rock roo - 4 months

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    In my very first batch of blue/barred rocks, I had a gorgeous blue that I thought was a girl, but apparently I missed the head spot, because when the feathers started coming in, they had light barring on them. I didnt want to cull him because he was so pretty, but I couldnt use him. Marina (blueroo) offered to take him, she has some barred girls, and wanted to play around in that direction. She sent me a picture of him today, isnt he amazing??

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  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    He's very handsome
     
  3. kelliepulido

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    he is very handsome! So what does missing the head spot mean?I have 9 barred rock chicks and they all seem to have some kind of white spot on the head.So do I have all roos
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    This particular boy is a cross of a blue rock roo and a barred rock hen, which makes the result sex linked, in that boys have head spots and girls dont. Barred rock over barred rock creates chicks which all have the head spot in varying degrees.
     
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  5. KellyHM

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    Sooo pretty! Makes me even sadder that my little blue barred boy died. Guess I'll just have to try again! [​IMG]
     
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Kelly, let me know if you want eggs. I can bring them at the Swap.
     
  7. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    I think I might have to take you up on that! Maybe my silly EEs will start laying again and we can swap some eggs.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Kathy, he is so handsome! I bet this cross will be very popular if you keep showing these pictures.
     
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Thanks, Cyn!
     
  10. hinkjc

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    Wow, he is gorgeous! [​IMG] I love the blue and barring together. Very cool!
     

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