help what will they look like?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by barnyard betty, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2012
    I have a day old hatch of 20. My adult flock is a mix of 1 BR roo, 1 Buff Brahma roo, and hens that are: Domeniques, BR, Buff Brahma, Buff Orphington, New Hampshire Red, 1 Red Sex link and some Delawares...all the chicks are dark blackish with light belly and butt and some have light spots on heads some have lesser distingushable spots on heads and all seem to have black on legs to some degree.
    Question is...does anyone think that all these chicks are fathered by the BR roo cause they are all mostly black, or can any of them be from the Buff Brahma roo? And, seeing as they are all looking similar to what I've seen BR chicks look like...will they all turn out to be black and white barred? And is there any way to sex them by coloring considering the multitude of possible mothers?
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    All the chicks will be barred-patterned as the barred gene is dominant. Some will have more barring than others. If they are all black with white dots, I'd expect them to look barred rock-ish. Surely the Brahma got in there somewhere...
  3. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2012
    I'm thinking my Buff Brahma roo didn't do much of anything lol as all the chicks are black. He must have been phoning it in because he does "visit" with a lot of my hens. I just thought with the odds...I'd get at least one or two buff or reddish colored chicks.
    Is there any way to sex these chicks based on what they could be? And how is it they all look so similar with all the different possibilities? I must have one very macho...and tired BR roo out there LOL! [​IMG]
    The barring must be extremely dominant like you said...
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Theres a lot of variations here. Anything that involves one of the barred or cuckoo birds will pass along the barring to various degrees.

    Anything (minus the barred birds) crossed with the Buff Brahma, will have buff and red genes.

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