Confused?!

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

  1. KellyAndMark

    KellyAndMark Out Of The Brooder

    This is the father!
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    And the mother is either a barred rock or a black cochin!
    This being our first hatch experience, we were expecting all dark coloured chicks!
    Then out pops two blondes!
    This one has the most interesting markings/color
    Just curious as to what she might be? Or end up looking like!

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, the cochin's not the momma, cause they don't have any feathered legs.

    The rooster is a mix of a barred rock and something else, I'm guessing something wheaton. That recessive gene met something in one of your hens that produced wheaton-looking chicks.

    If the hen in the background is one of the mommas, she's also a mix of barred and something else, so could easily carry the same recessive genes as the rooster. They simply matched up correctly and you have the wonders of recessive genetics [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is not a Barred Rock. He is a mixed bird with some barred heritage, but as said, he could easily sire chicks with lighter patches.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed - this is the wonders of mixed breeds, recessive genes, etc.
     
  8. KellyAndMark

    KellyAndMark Out Of The Brooder

    Yes we know he's not a pure barred rock, some of our hens are. Thanks for the replies, we'll keep you posted on how she looks in a few weeks again!
     

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