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Blue barred standard cochin...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Godiva, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Songster 11 Years

    May 17, 2007
    I have a pretty fellow, a light blue barred roo, that I am wanting to keep. How will the blue affect the offspring when mated to regular barred hens? Will they all be black barred? And if I use him on a buff hen? I am still totally clueless when it comes to the buff colouration I have to say....
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I am pretty cluless too but I think if you put him over a black or blue hen you will get 1/2 barred and 1/2 solid. Then the normal blue/black /splash color possibilities would still be present but I do not know if the splash would bar. Ok scratch this I have no idea, sorry.
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    From what I understand of barring, if you use a blue barred roo over black barred hens, all the offspring will be either blue or black barred.
  4. Godiva

    Godiva Songster 11 Years

    May 17, 2007
    I thought we would get all barred but wasn't sure of the base colour. What about blue over buff!?
  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    a blue barred to black barred will get you half blue barred half black barred
  6. Godiva

    Godiva Songster 11 Years

    May 17, 2007
    Thanks for the help folks! [​IMG] I like the blue barred, he is a really pretty bit of eye candy! Be great if I can have some hens like that too!

    Now what about the blue barred over buff? I have absolutely no idea of the buff gene workings...
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Quote:You'd probably get some light buff barring, but nothing crisp.
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Godiva, I would love to see a picture of him!! I don't know if I have ever seen a Blue barred cochin.
  9. tororider

    tororider Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    I would love to see a picture as well.
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    My experience with black barred over buff is that it muddles the barring, turning it into more of a laced pattern with gold (or silver) and brown, instead of white and black.

    Here's on result of a barred rock (dad) over a buff orpington (mom):


    She's a pullet. I really need some updated pictures, they're lovely birds and close to egg laying age now.

    Here's a cockerel from the same combination:


    Some pictures of the silvers from the barred rock/buff orpington:



    edited to add more pictures!
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 5, 2008

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