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EE rooster screwed up my sexlinking!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    And now I have no idea what is what out there. I think all of these are girls. What do you think?

    Barred rock/ameraucana rooster over barred rock hen made this-

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    barred rock/ameraucana rooster over welsummer hen made this-
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    Barred rock/ameraucana rooster over welsummer hen also made this-
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    What think we?
     
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like girls to me.
     
  4. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BEAUTIFUL [​IMG]
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frisky Barred Rock/Ameraucana Roo! [​IMG] All look girlish.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They all look like pullets - and beautiful ones at that! [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Were you expecting sex linking for some reason? A rooster with a barring gene like yours hasn't a chance of a sex linked offspring. They do look girly, though. And the Welsummer cross is really pretty, too.
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    No, Speckled. I figured he would mix things up in there. [​IMG]

    Normally that pen has a black ameraucana rooster over a variety of hens, including a couple of barred rock hens. With that combination all of the solid chicks are female and anybody with barring is male. Makes it easy to sell them off. [​IMG] Now I have the original ameraucana roo plus the barred rock/ameraucana EE roo in there. Both are doing the deed so there is no telling who fertilized what. I will say that the young EE boy is pretty zippy and a HUGE fan of girls! This hatch had the one barred girl, a pile of barred boys with pea combs and cheeks, one barred boy with a single comb, a pile of black girls with pea combs and cheeks, and the two funky wellie mixes. It has been interesting watching them develop. Of course, now I need to sell them off and nobody wants the boys. I have someone lined up for these three and I needed some backup on gender before I sell them as girls. They looked girly to me, especially compared to the boys, but I like confirmation from other eyes.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ah, I see. Yup, that barring gene did mess things up, didn't it? I love all the BR over Ameraucana hens I've had over the years. Never had an Ameraucana or EE rooster over barred hens, at least not yet. Love the blue barred birds, especially, like my Riley.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They all look like girls. Love the welsummer crosses, so pretty!
     

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