chicken crossing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peacockfarmer1, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Songster

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    mixing buff rooster on black giant hen what would u get??
    mixing buff rooster on barred rock hen what would u get??
    pics would help
     

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Buff x Black makes a 50/50 of chocolate/brown coloring smudged, pencilled, and mottled over gold, and black coloring smudged, pencilled, and mottled over gold. The birds will have pearly white legs and typical bodies.

    Buff x Barred hen makes sex linked offspring. Males will be barred, though a 50/50 of chocolate/brown barring and normal barring, while females will be the same as a Buff x Black. The body and leg color will be the same - pearly white legs, typical bodies.
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Songster

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    How do you know that?

    Is there a genetic calculator somewhere or is this written down for various things? I'm curious about a few crosses myself.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Quote:I know what you are trying to describe but if I didnt I would be very confused by that description. I wouldnt use the words Chocolate, Penciled, and Mottled in the description becuase those are all very different genes than what the birds would have and using those terms could confuse someone who doesnt know how the genetics work.


    Look here in the Sexlink thread for the pics of mine from the Buff roo on the BR hens. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=375015 The ones from the Buff X Black cross would look like those sexlink pullets in both sexes or if the Black Giants are Silver gened, then the male offspring should have more silvery leakage instead of the the all gold leakage.
     

  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

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    Buffs do not have a chocolate/dun factor most of the time.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:most of the time perhaps, but I've seen plenty Orpingtons throw their 50/50 of dun/chocolate to the outcrossing offspring, so I'm just adding in from my experience. [​IMG]


    Yes, if you search up "Chicken Calculator" on google you'll find a very useful one, however it will not display things like what I described. Often when you cross two colors, the calculator will tell you that you created a solid color, when in reality it will show up having one color (often black) and another "leaking" through, often making the bird look mottled, smudged, etc.
     
  7. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

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    The calculator works as it should as long as you know the genetics of your bird. If there is anything hidden in your supposed "pure" bird then the calculator is useless.
     

  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

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    Not useless, but optimistic!
     

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