Ever see a rumpless barred rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rooster-red, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I hatched out several barred rock babies from my own barred rock stock back in April.

    All look like textbook examples of the breed... except one!

    He has absolutely no tail.
    He has beautiful long thin saddle feathers all the way around his rear.

    His coloring is typical barred rock except for 3 red feathers scattered in various places.

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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Its possible, mutations can pop up anywhere. That is how the rumpless birds first came about, a mutation. I say keep him and breed him to a sister to see if you get more.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Also if you sell him he would be a good start for barred araucanas.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, isn't he interesting! I never have a BR cockerel without some sort of tail; even my Dutch, who really doesn't have much of one, does have one. Hmm. Those genes sure do funny things sometimes, LOL.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I've hatched 9 BR cockerals from my stock, and he is the only one like this.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is awesome [​IMG]
     
  7. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love it!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You really should keep him and see what kind of chicks he throws!
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:With my luck it will be all roosters! [​IMG]
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen a rumpless BR, he's really cool. I've seen a rumpless silkie, it was a big round ball of fuzz LOL
     

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