Genetics of this cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sabianshepherds, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I breed dogs, so I am a serious student of genetics.

    I have two hens ( I think). One has the body of a barred rock, but it is buff/barred with white feet.

    The other has the feathers of a BO, but it has yellow feet.

    There's a barred rock, buff orphington thing going on here.

    I would like to know which cross (barred roo x BO hen) or (BO roo x barred hen) created the barred/buff cross, and would the offspring be sex linked?


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  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No simple cross would make these.
    Both the absence of black pattern and the yellow shanks are recessive traits.
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Buff Orp over Barred Hen will give you sex links(barred males, none barred hens)

    you can go the Lemon cuckoo way
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    or if you use RIR instead of buff you can have red barred birds
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  4. Svarthona

    Svarthona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It will give barred males and non barred hens, but it most likely won't work well for sexing day old chicks. A light head spot on yellow down is impossible to see.
    At least that's the case with my yellow chicks. I can never tell which ones are barred and which ones are not barred, until they are about 2 or 3 weeks old.
     

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