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Can someone explain to me how this happened?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by growinupinfl, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand that there is some recessive traits that show up. I don't know if this little chick is just a freak of nature or what happened. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with a white hen..I will show you


    This chick hatched from a cochin egg, it is the only feather foot I have.. Mom was either
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    Daddy was a buff orphington roo...[​IMG] ( yes he is in a diaper..)

    Somehow they made this..[​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]

    Where did the barring come from? Why does she have the look of a sex link. And can I get anyone else's opinion if it is a rooster or a hen?

    Thanks a lot
    Christal
     
  2. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably your white hen has some hidden barred genes maybe....(?)
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I would say the mother of the chick is the White Cochin.
    She [the White Cochin] could be out of a Barred Cochin and is hiding the Barring gene.

    Chris
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ditto to the others.

    White is basically an off-switch to coloring, so it can hide just about anything. Especially if that white is recessive, it will disappear in all the offspring, and instead pops up Buff x whatever color the cochin is hiding. (looks like barring AND blue)
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the others and if this is the case then it would be a sexlink cross and since the bird is showing barring, he would be a rooster, but its kinda weird though becuase when I hatched chicks from a Buff roo on Barred hens, I got barred roos and the pullets had the same about of Buff leakage as that one does. So its like the color of a female sexlink with the barring ????????

    Here is a pullet I hatched
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    And a roo
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  6. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the color traits went father daughter mother son? And that the pullett would have the fathers coloring with the barred. Yes...no....I don't know..

    Christal
     

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