cross breds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by black australorp prince, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. black australorp prince

    black australorp prince Out Of The Brooder

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    if my black rock were to hatch chicks and the father being a barred rock what chick would i get or would the chick be some sort of amazing cross bred
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    I would call it a cross bred. Genetically, it's still a Plymouth Rock, but it doesn't meet the standards so it's technically a cross.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It wouldn't be a cross breed because both parents are Plymouth Rocks.
    I will happily defer to the genetics experts but I think the offspring would all be black. I think. Maybe.
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
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    I believe you would get barred females that look just like barred rocks (and since they are Plymouth Rocks, would be Barred Rocks)

    The males would also be barred, but would have the darker pattern like you see on female barred rocks. They would only get one copy of the barring gene, whereas barred rocks rooster generally have two making them look lighter.
     
  5. Chris09

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    Quote:Barred Rooster over a Black Hen would give you all Barred offspring...
    Black Rooster over a Barred Hen would give you offspring that are Barred Roosters and Black Hens...

    Chris
     
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  6. NYREDS

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    Quote:Barred Rooster over a Black Hen would give you all Barred offspring...
    Black Rooster over a Barred Hen would give you offspring that are Barred Roosters and Black Hens...

    Chris

    Thanks Chris-I was half right.[​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

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    Quote:Barred Rooster over a Black Hen would give you all Barred offspring...
    Black Rooster over a Barred Hen would give you offspring that are Barred Roosters and Black Hens...

    Chris

    Thanks Chris-I was half right.[​IMG]

    Anytime.. [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  8. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That Chris knows his stuff. Thanks for the solid answers, I always appreciate it. I hope you are right and not making this stuff up LOL. If you say it with confidence people gotta beleive it right? Just kidding I like you fact based approach to many questions.
     
  9. Chris09

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    I like to have something to fall back on if someone questions a answer I give, so I try to have a good sound background to the answers I give someone..

    Chris
     
  10. black australorp prince

    black australorp prince Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks chris that came in helpful
     

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