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Buff Orpington and Barred Rock cross...is it a sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Criskin, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    This chick is offspring of my Buff Orpington roo and Barred Rock Hen. I was under the impression that their offspring could be sexed by sight but I'm a little confused with this one. It is definitely a unique color but it doesn't look like it will be barred (or at least not like the mother looked when she was a fuzzybutt). Am I safe to assume it is a she? Or am I completely off?

    This is the father King Louis.
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    This is the mother Esme.
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    And here is the chick.
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  2. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the chicken color calculator the males will be black BARRED, the females will be solid black. Will probably take a little while before you can tell if the chick will be barred or not.

    Here is the link to the calculator

    http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is a Sexlinked pullet, I have done this cross before, mine were a bit darker, but Tala on her has also do the cross and hers were lighter brown looking like the one you have pictured, but here are my results from a Buff Orp roo on Barred Rock hens.

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  4. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Thanks Rareroo! I'm already awfully attached to the little mite so it is nice to know that not only will I be able to keep her but also that she will grow up to be such a pretty bird. Thanks for sharing your pictures! It is so neat to know what she may look like!
     
  5. rocks3flowers

    rocks3flowers Out Of The Brooder

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    do you believe this would work with a buff rock hen.?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope. You need the sex link barring on the hen. A buff rooster over a buff hen will simply give all buff chicks.
     
  7. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty birds. Any idea what a buff/RIR cross looks like?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Crossing a buff and a red bird seems to give a light reddish orange colored chick most of the time.
     
  9. rocks3flowers

    rocks3flowers Out Of The Brooder

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    buff rock roosters & barred rock hen? the whole sex link thing is so confusing to me. Iv bin reading about it for 2 days now. I have barred rocks white rocks and buff rocks. are there any sex link types to make.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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