Blue barred standard cochin...

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

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to see a picture as well.
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    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):

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    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:

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

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    edited to add more pictures!
     
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