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Jersey giant hen and Barred rock Rooster Cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlady78, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. chickenlady78

    chickenlady78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just hatched some of the jersey giant hen crossed with barred rock rooster and I was wondering if anyone had any pics of this cross to share.
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the chicken color calculator, the offspring of a barred male and a black female, should produce all barred chicks.

    I dont have any pictures of the actual cross though.
     
  3. chickenlady78

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're all going to be black barred. Since only one parent is barred, they'll all only have one barring gene so you can't sex them by the normal rules of pure bred barred birds. Since the barred parent was the father, you don't have any sex linkage.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
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  6. chickenlady78

    chickenlady78 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is exactly what I was wanting to know. I appreciate that input!! I just hatched out 16 out of 16 eggs in my first batch and some were the Barred Roo x Jersey Giant hen, Others were barred rock crossed with barred rock. You explained that well. I now have my roosters separate from the flocks for the next breeding so that I will not have the cross next time. Thanks again. :)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Congrats on getting 16 from 16 eggs to hatch! Sounds like you're doing a good job with that. Have any pictures of the chicks to share?
     
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  8. chickenlady78

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    Yes, I'll take pics of them in a couple hours and post here for you all :)
     
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  10. chickenlady78

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    I seriously can't believe I had 100% hatch! Lol I'm staggering my hatches a week apart each group and have three more groups to go before I start to incubate my buff orpington eggs. I now have my flock separated so no more crosses after these babies. Although I still think they are awesome.
     

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