Hows my BR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    green co. KY
    Is this decent barring or does it lean toward cuckoo?[​IMG]
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    He looks BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL to me, but I'm no expert... [​IMG]
  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    Whoa! He's hypnotizing me!! Pretty boy!
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Sorry hun...he looks like a hatchery barred rock although he does have much more defined lines than I'm used to seeing with production birds.

    I have birds with a bit more definition in their barring.
    Here's a photo of one of my females for you to see the difference:

    Here is a 4 month old pullet:

    Here is a show male that my cockerel SHOULD grow up to be:
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    He's a nice hatchery BR. Even though he's not show quality, he's a handsome guy. I've had them in varying qualities, but they are all good looking to me. I just happen to love the look of a BR rooster. It's why I have three of them.
  6. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    green co. KY
    I can now see the differance. The uniformity of the barring is amazing in the hen. But I am ok with him. He currently is the roo of a band of hatchery Q RIR, BO and SLW anyway lol. I am more interested in breeding for preformance and experimentation. I should get the preformance of the sexlinks without the sexlinkage lol. Now I can add a splash of polish for a small crest and I sould be done. I am wanting to create something similar to the french breeds seen on this site.

    There are about 3 breeds that are very similar that I like.

    Camount, pavilly, le merlerault. ALthough I guess le fleche and crevecouer blood would be best.
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