can barred rock chicks be solid black?? and brown

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by millersdawn616, May 11, 2011.

  1. millersdawn616

    millersdawn616 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a barred rock chick whos is smaller then her sisters and has NO white dots on her like the others. she is the smallest and has a brown tint to the black on her wing feathers while the others have the obvious black and barred pattern starting... can pure barred rocks be brown or are they all have a lil brown to them pics wont really help becous the brown is like mixed in and hard to see but belive me its there!!!
    THANKS
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, barred rocks are, by definition, barred [​IMG] So I'm thinking it's something else, doesn't sound quite like a sex-link either.
     
  3. millersdawn616

    millersdawn616 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:nope both parents are 100%barred rock:confused:
     
  4. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to wikipedia...

    There are seven varieties of Plymouth Rock chickens: barred, blue, buff, Columbian, partridge, silver-penciled and white.

    I don't know how complicated chicken genetics are, but maybe there are some variations in the grandparents?
     
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  5. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You didn't mention how old they are....

    That being said , my fully grown full blood Barred rocks do have tints of brown on their feathers after they have become 1 yr of age. I am not sure if its from the dirt baths or what it is but my older galls do have some feather tips with a little brownish color on the tips.

    If they are chicks and they are Plymouth BARRED rocks they they will only be black with white dot on the head, as the feathers start to grow you will start to see the white baring.

    You didn't mention what color parents you have for the chicks? That could help clear it up.
     
  6. millersdawn616

    millersdawn616 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:she is 3 days old and the parents were just your run of the mill barred rocks. she is soild black with black beak blackish yellow feet. but her sisters from the same clutch are as you described. black body with a white dot yellow beaks and yellow feet sooooo i dont know im stuck:confused:
     
  7. occhiline1

    occhiline1 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] my barred rocks feathers are turning brown on the back end is that normal?
     
  8. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like new feathers (black) replacing old feathers (brown).
     

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