Calling all genetic geeks!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CochinBrahmaLover, Oct 7, 2012.

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    Shes a barred rock (standard) crossed with a partridge cochin bantam rooster. Shes starting to gt in feathers , I'll try to get a pic, but its gold with some black on one edge. She is 3 days old, and has feathered feet.
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    What color do you think she'll be?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    that chick shouldnt be.... E/eb birds just dont look like that, E is Extended Black and it come from her mother and eb(brown) from her dad, unless the BR hen was infact a E/eb hen herself, you just cant tell E/eb birds from E/E, as far as her coloring will be, well she will not be barred for sure, as barring is a sex link trait, and her mother cant pass her barring gene to her....

    please let us know how she turn out at a later stage
     
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  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    she may end up being almost black...
     
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  6. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but this genetics geek does not think the mother was a barred rock. The mother was wheaten and carried a restrictor. That's my two cents. The chick can have black in the primaries and not be black. Could be a buff columbian.

    Tim
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not a genetics geek but I also don't think that chick came from a barred rock momma. Someone else's eggs got in the mix. Your're breeding black sex links and I've seen them from a partridge rooster, they're your basic black sex link.
     
  8. Wait, so if its a black sex link...

    Whats her sex??????????????????????????


    OK looking back mom MIGHT'VE (big old might) be a orpington...Our orpingtons weren't laying tho at the time and dont lay that shade of egg :/
    Lettme guess, y'all all agree shes a partridge rooster over a orpington? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    well I thought the same, but a E/eWh hen that is also barred should and would look like a barred rock, maybe a project bird?....
     
  10. Shes 6 days old now.... Feathers more apperant... Try to get a pic but their black with gold streaks... very pretty, very light 'gold', almost buff.
     

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