Genetics of this cross

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

  1. sabianshepherds

    sabianshepherds Chirping

    Jun 2, 2011
    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?



    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    No simple cross would make these.
    Both the absence of black pattern and the yellow shanks are recessive traits.
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Buff Orp over Barred Hen will give you sex links(barred males, none barred hens)

    you can go the Lemon cuckoo way

    or if you use RIR instead of buff you can have red barred birds
  4. Svarthona

    Svarthona Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    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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