Buff Barred Rock? Seriously?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Omniskies, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    that's an EE and it's a totally different kind of barring. your hen has autosomal type of barring(aka pencilling in the hobby), barred rocks have sex linked barring. The 'bars' on your hen look light only because she's splash. If she was blue the bars would be bluer and if she didn't have blue at all she would be brown and black pencilled.
     
  2. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Last year we crossed a cream brabanter hen with a cream legbar roo and the offspring have grey barring on a light buff background. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    Legbars have sex linked barring, so what you're seeing should be the same kind of barring as on legbars.

    Funny thing is, this kind of barring is clearest on a solid black chicken. On other colors/patterns it's often 'not perfect' to very varying degrees.

    Autosomal barring is not sex linked and is due to completely different/unrelated genes. You could say those genes arrange pigments of the feather into colored and black zones(sex linked barring creates white bars by temporarily interrupting pigment deposition into the feather). best breed examples are campines like this:

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    note campines also come in silver which replaces the gold to silver, which can look like 'white barring'. These are still autosomal barring.
     
  4. Cbell1536

    Cbell1536 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]Buff and barred rock roo.
    [​IMG]Buff and Barred rock hen.
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    Another Buff and barred hen.
     
  5. Geneticsnut

    Geneticsnut Chirping

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    Is this what y'all are looking for?
     
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  6. yooper coop

    yooper coop In the Brooder

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    I've got six barred rocks and seven buffs coming wed. Prob. Have a roo mixed in somewhere. Next year I'll send in a pic maybe. Lol
     
  7. Chrysolinsbirds

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    I accidentally made a buff barred rock and he's gorgeous =) see if I can find a picture.
     
  8. Chrysolinsbirds

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  9. rocks3flowers

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    I would love to see more pics. they are beautiful.
     

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