Blue x (RedxBuff)= Black Barred (yes, it did!)...So, question is....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Blue Orp rooster over RIRxBuff Orp hen produced a black cockerel chick with major barring. Obviously, the roo has a barring gene that just cropped up in the chick, but my question is,could you produce Blue Barred Orpingtons with this boy? Would crossing this cockerel over a Splash Orp hen give you the blues you normally expect from black over splash? And would there be barring in the blue, do you think? Not sure how the red/buff in his lineage would affect the outcome of black over splash. Genetics people, here's your puzzle! I am giving away this 3/4 Orp barred cockerel, but I'd like to be able to tell the new owner what direction to go with him as a genetics project. I will try to get good pics of the chick in question, if need be. Thanks in advance for your input!
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I know the barring gene is dominant in some cases. That would be one interesting project too!

    It would be interesting to see how this line would go!
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    If he is from buff/RIR you better use him to backcross with buffs or RIR to get buff barreds or red barreds. Use his father to make blue barreds.
  5. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    With my limited knowledge of genetics, I agree with Henk. Keep us informed!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks! So, you dont think he'll throw blues, even if his sire is blue? A red or buff barred would be cool, I think. Very interesting!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here is the little tyke who is 3/4 Orp and 1/4 RIR.

    And here is his full brother...weird, huh?

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  8. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    What do you think it will look like when it grows up?
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have no idea what he'll grow up to look like, exactly. There are Barred Orps across the pond, I believe, but I don't know of any here. I do know that one of Suede's sons in Idaho threw a barred chick, but haven't seen a pic of him/her in a long time.
  10. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I have a barred americanna

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