Blue plymouth rock update

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halo, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Got some new pics of my blue plymouth rocks. Im so happy with how these girls have turned out. Most of these are from my blue roo and my barred girls; one or two is from my blue roo and my blue or black girls. Please excuse the metal bars in the pen; Im building another dog kennel, and it takes me a while to get these things done.

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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Very pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Lovely birds, Kathy!
     
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're very pretty [​IMG]
    I notice one of the pullets is a lighter blue in colour ....without the darker neck hackles. Do you know what caused this? Is she of different parents?

    Some of your male offspring will have been both blue & had one barring gene. How well the barring gene express itself on those birds? I put cuckoo onto blue orpingtons some while ago but found the cuckoo very variable; it seemed to show better on certain types of feather. (Come to think of it, I've got something similar in blue golden cuckoo marans).
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Thanks, guys. Its been a lot of fun watching these things develop.

    The lighter one is one of my original blue rocks from eggs from Jim Cox. The rest are from barred girls.

    The only male that I know that was grown out from this cross is Marina's Batman, who she sold at the last swap. He was stunning.

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  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's interesting thank you.
    Your pretty pullets look very smart.
    The coarser looking hackle & back feathers on the male seem to have taken the barring better as it was on many of my orps (& marans).
    Thanks
     
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:You are correct, he was stunning! Gorgeous birds!
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Oh my gosh those are sooo pretty! I want to do that one day!
     
  9. Hi Kathy! Wow! They're looking great! I can't wait for mine to grow up.
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  10. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    If you ever sell eggs...I want some!!!! I would by a bator just for that! [​IMG]
     

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