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Delaware/Buff Cochin Mix question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by michiele, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. michiele

    michiele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to pick out my chicks next weekend. The lady crosses Delaware hens with a Buff Cochin roo. I have been looking around at the genetics to get an idea of what will turn out with the chicks. So confusing to me. I was wondering if I would end up with any white feather footed chicks or buff colored feather footed. After thinking more about it, I wonder if any of them will be feather footed or worse, will only roos be feather footed? Anyone know? Since I am picking out of straight run, it would be a bummer if I pick 6 feathered footed ones and they are all roos, when I really need pullets.
     
  2. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those chicks will be sex linked, so pick out the buff colored ones if you want pullets. [​IMG]

    The feathering on the feet has no bearing on gender, just the color.
     
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  3. michiele

    michiele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those chicks will be sex linked, so pick out the buff colored ones if you want pullets. smile

    Thank you. What color would the roos be? A darker color? Knowing me, I will get confused and specifically pick out the wrong ones:)
     
  4. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roos will look more like Delawares. All of the birds will have some amount of feathering on their feet, most likely. I bet they will be very pretty birds. [​IMG]
     

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