Mixing Barred Rock Female w/Jersey Giant Roo??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by itsy, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out that my Barred Rock girl was living with a Jersey Giant roo. She definitely LOOKED like she had been with a roo! I've been saving her eggs for a few days and bought an incubator today. I'm going to try them out.

    Does anyone know what might pop out if all goes well?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Black sex links. The boys will be barred and the girls solid black.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Ridge!

    So will they be larger than other sex linked crosses because the Jersey Giant is larger than some others? For instance - If it were a RIR roo, the resulting sex links will be a little smaller than the JG cross? I'm wondering if I'd end up keeping them for meat.
     
  4. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I just got eggs from my friend who has a black jersey giant rooster and he has Barred rock hens and Production red hens & I was also curious as to what I'd end up with baby chick wise, b/c we're about to put them int he bator....I wonder if they'll be bigger than a normal chicken also...hmmm wonder which genes are recessive....
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    they will all be black at hatch..(barred ones will have a head spot) the chicks size is dependant on the egg size, if the egg is small, the then chicks will be small....but will grow larger as they grow, leghorn chicks are huge(huge eggs) but they dont grow as big as BJG
     
  6. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, thanks for the info. Yea, see the chickens that I got the eggs from are only 8 1/2 months old, yea the biggest Jersey giant egg is only as big as the biggest banny egg I got LOL 1.4 oz, the biggest is only 1.5 oz, so yea they are little eggs.

    Yea I know about the leghorns :) got me one, she lays big eggs usually! [​IMG]
     
  7. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Domino, my 9wk old JG/BR mix
    [​IMG]Rocky, my JG/BR other mix...(getting pretty gold coloring)
    [​IMG]Galaxy on the left is the only JG/BR mix that turned out like her momma, hope its a she even though she's got pretty big wattles/comb she's really passive...then on the right is a Jersey giant daddy and prod. red momma :) getting pretty too!
     
  8. 4pattysue

    4pattysue New Egg

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    My Jersey giant/barred rock mixes also had the gold barring or lacing. I had no sex link marks or spots on the head, but my little rooster is gonna be a big boy! I LOVE that his barring is all around his long neck feathers and on each side of his glorious purple and green tail feathers! The mixed females don't have any extraordinary colors and look for the most part like any other Giant.
     
  9. ehatch

    ehatch Out Of The Brooder

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    I was curious to know how the female giant/rock sex links did as egg layers
     
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