Brahma crossed with what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickmashnoon, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two roosters who have a brahma for a dad, but their original owner is not sure of who their mom was- she said it was one of a few utility breeds, maybe white rock? perhaps RIR? or a leghorn? i think those were the choices she gave me- do you guys have any ideas? I'm going to let him breed with my Barred rocks and favorelle, and EE's for some mutt chickens that I'm hoping will be a halfway decent size for meat and maybe have decent egg production.

    The Black&white one is Charlie- and he has some barring on his black tailfeathers.

    The White one has a faint beige barring on his body and a slightly taupe color to his tailfeathers. He's Latte.

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    Any ideas on what they are mixed with?
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Maybe Charlie's crossed with BR or Delaware. Not too sure. They're both handsome young men though! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any idea on Latte? I was thinking the white rock myself but I know almost nothing about poultry genetics and how attributes are passed on.
     
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    The first one looks like a barred rock mom. The second makes me think leghorn based on his side profile
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what color the brahma was?
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Probably White Rock and Barred Rock. White Rocks can hide a lot behind their white genes.
     
  7. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I thought!
     
  8. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is how she described them to me before I got them.

    >They are dark brahma x utility breed
    > hens... Options are white rock, white leghorn, or rhode island red. If
    > I had to guess I'd say from the 2 white breeds. 1 is mostly white with
    > some light gray speckles, and 1 is white and black speckled. They both
    > have some leg feathers.

    They have both grown up since then, and Charlie now has a mix of speckle on his body and his tail feathers alternate between beetle-black and black barring. Latte has very pale beige tail feathers- it reminded me of when you have a little coffee with your creme and sugar [​IMG] and you can kinda see it in the picture that he has a faint beige barring on his sides. Charlie is the bigger of the two. If I let them cross with my barred rocks, what kinda chickens dya think I'll get? I don't mind a barnyard mix as long as they still have good egg production and the roos will be decent for meat.

    My barred rock roo Leon was dragged off by something- I suspect a coyote- so unless I find a BR roo nearby I'm just going to get chicks this spring from these two. I have a favorelle that's just steps away from broody already, so I've got a feathered incubator. I just wanted a little better idea what kind of gene pool I'm working with.

    Thanks for all the help so far!
     
  9. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Farmerchef, the dad was a darkbrahma, altho I'm assuming hatchery quality.
     

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