Cuckoo Bluebar...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Baizer84, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Crossing a white egg layer and a pure blue egg layer will give you offspring that lay blue eggs.

    But, if you take that first generation and cross them to each other, it's possible to get white egg layers if you breed enough birds. I think it would be 25%.

    without knowing the exact parent stock they're using, it's impossible to tell if they'll breed true or not. Barring is sex linked, so if their males don't have two copies they'll not breed true. Also not sure how they're getting the blue color, if it will obey the b/b/s rules or not. That's why I dislike them calling it a breed....a breed is supposed to breed true.
     
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    It's not a breed. It is just another glorified easter egger. Just like Olive eggers, they are not a breed either. Just another glorified easter egger.
     
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  3. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, of course - what was I thinking? What does a Holland look like?

    Maureen
     
  4. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the explanation. Isn't a company obligated to reveal the genetics?

    Maureen
     
  5. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A breed will breed true. I agree. It's the same reason a sex link isn't a breed. Until it is stabilized, it's still just a cross.


    By the way, I never called it a breed. Just the name they are calling it.
     
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  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    I got the ad pulled up so I could read the info. That's where I picked up info on it being called a breed. Glad you brought the subject up for us. [​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A barred Holland is colored like a barred Rock, but is smaller and lighter bodied. I think the standard calls for white legs, but I'm not positive. no feathers on the legs. They're one of the few white egg laying breeds that don't have white earlobes. Mine are hatchery stock and aren't especially prolific layers, but they do lay nice size eggs.

    They also seem to lay all boys [​IMG]. I need some girlchick hatching mojo on my eggs currently in the incubator [​IMG]
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    They lay pretty well. I had the same problem with hatching all cockerels with them!
     
  9. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which lay pretty well but are laying all cockerels for you? Do you mean the Cuckoo Bluebars or other?

    Maureen
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The barred Hollands were what donre and I were discussing. We were remarking on the very high percentages of cockerels w were hatching from their eggs. I was getting about 10% pullets and 90% cockerels.
     

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