Mixed breeds: Australorps and Plymouth Rocks and Copper Marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mirandalola, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. mirandalola

    mirandalola Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2016
    NorthEast Texas, USA
    My flock, originally meant to be entirely Black Australorps, is turning out to be Australorps (hens and roos), Barred Plymouth Rock (hen), and Copper Marans (roo). What kinds of birds can I expect from these crosses?

    Black Australorp roo x Barred Plymouth Rock hen?

    Copper Marans roo x Barred Plymouth Rock hen?

    Copper Marans roo x Black Australorp hen?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Barnyard mixes that are healthy and lay well.
    The offspring from the Marans cross may lay darker eggs if he came from a very dark egg.
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    BA X BR will yield black sex links - females will be pure black, and males will be single barred. They will be sexable at hatch, as males will have a white spot on their head while females will not.

    BCM X BR will yield almost identical results to BA x BR, except both males and females may have some minor red/gold leakage in the hackle, saddle, or breast. If your BCM is French and has feathered legs, than the offspring will likely have some minor leg feathering.

    BCM X BA will give 100% black offspring, some will have copper in their hackles, saddles, or breasts.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2016

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