Gold necked barred rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by batchhatchin, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. batchhatchin

    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me why I have a barred rock hen with a gold head and neck with the rest of her being colored like a normal barred rock? Also go one with a cream colored head and neck. Any idea as to what they have in their breeding to cause this?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Photos of the birds would be helpful. Did you source them from a hatchery, a private breeder of purebred birds or a private hobby flock of mixed breeding?
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, photos might help, but it would probably help more to know where you got them.

    What that sounds like to me is that they are not Barred Rock at all but are a cross that gives you barred hens based on Birchen. Barred Rocks should be based on Extended Black.
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Could it be a Golden Cuckoo something (cross of maybe BR and GC Marans)?
     
  5. batchhatchin

    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen that before. That usually is a result of crossing black Sexlinks together. Maybe someone used a Black Sex Link rooster over Barred Rocks. That happens because there are people that sell. BSL roosters as Barred Rocks to people that doesn't know the difference and what to look for.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your hen is a mixed breed bird that had a barred male ancestor, but she's not a barred Rock.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    Agreed.
     
  9. batchhatchin

    batchhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the other picture did load but the other hen looks the same except she's gold where this one is white
     

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