how did i get white chicks out of this

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by johndeeregreen, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. johndeeregreen

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    i have barred rock and rhode island reds only, hatched some eggs and half of the chicks where white/yellow??? how is that possible? the other half were black as expected.
     
  2. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the BR the roo or the hen? BR roo x RIR hen makes all barred babies from what I've read, but a RIR roo x BR hen = sexlinks and you can tell the males from the females at hatch. (someone please correct me if I am mistaken [​IMG] )
     
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    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    reds are yellowish at hatch, i have production reds and they were yellowy orange and white
     
  4. Chris09

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    Quote:There is a difference Red's and Production Red.
    Red's are a Rhode Island Red. [​IMG] and they are Red at hatch.

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    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Do you have pictures or the parents?

    Sounds like to me that your "Barred Rock" is a Black Sex-Link and your "Rhode Island Red" is a Red Sex-Link or a Production Red.

    Chris
     
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  6. johndeeregreen

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    i understand the sex link but doesnt explain the white/yellow chicks
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:If your rooster is a Black sex-link and the the hen is a Red sex-link and you cross them you will get a vast amount of colors and patterns in the off spring because neither of the parents are pure.

    Lets say that you rooster was a Black sex-link out of a Columbian Rock and a Barred Rock cross and you hen was a Red sex-link out of a "Rhode Island White" and a Rhode Island Red there chicks would carry the genetic makeup of all 4 breeds and you could get Black, White, Barred, Barred tailed Whites, Barred tailed Yellows/Gold, Columbian, Black Tailed Yellow/ Golds.


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