Cochin Bantam Roo w/ three other breed hens: what'll they be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tippyman, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Tippyman

    Tippyman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Mottled Cochin Bantam rooster who looks like this:

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    I've just recently started seeing the fertile bulls-eye in my eggs when I crack em open for breakfast. That's kinda making me want to try incubating some eggs and seeing what comes out.

    My hens are:
    2) Barred Rocks
    2) Rhode Island Reds
    2) Easter Eggers
    1) Red Star

    What would these combo's make? Would they all be in between bantam and full sized? Do the E.E. and feathered feet gene's carry over?
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feather legs should carry over pretty well. There is also a chance of the blue egg gene carrying over. And for some basic color outcomes use this http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#plugincalculator It probably wont be 100% correct, especially with the unknown parentage of the EE, but it should give a rough idea of what you can get.
     
  3. Tippyman

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    Should be an interesting bunch then! Any idea about the size? Is it just a mix of "small+large=medium?"
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think you generally get medium sized birds, in between bantam and full.

    The barred rock's chicks should be sex links. Males black with white spots on the head, females solid black.

    What would your plan be for the cockerels you hatch out?
     
  5. Tippyman

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    I probably won't be keeping hens or roos. A buddy's flock got wiped out so I'm just going to give them all to him. This is just an experimental kinda thing. Just want to give it a try, really.

    If we become attached, we may keep a hen or two in the future, but it's just nice to know I can supply my own chickens!
     
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  7. Tippyman

    Tippyman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ordered a Brinsea Mini Advance and a brooder! Guess we'll see what comes out the oven. The Easter Eggers haven't laid in over a month (everyone's molting) so the only eggs I think I'm getting are from my one laying BR at the moment. (Happened to catch her in the box yesterday.)

    I guess that makes it easy to sex them.
     
  8. Tippyman

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    Long time since an update, but the little guy wasn't getting the target, so to speak. He tries his damndest though and finally got a lucky shot! I noticed a definite bullseye (must have been imagining it before) and threw three eggs that looked like the one I cracked open, and four random others. The four random ones proved to be infertile, but the three identical eggs are all well developed and 7 days away from hatching!

    They are eggs from either the RIRs or the BRs, don't know which it is. Will it be easy to tell once they're hatched?
     
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  9. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its from the barred rocks, then if a male chick hatches it will have a white spot on the back of its head, females will be plain black.

    If its from the RIR, then all the chicks will be black.

    So you can only tell which one if a one with a headspot hatches. Then its the barred rocks, but if it them, and only females hatches, you can't tell.
     
  10. Tippyman

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    One chick is almost out and two others have pipped. Will probably have a chick or two when I get home from work.
     
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