My Mixed Menagerie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marymac, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. marymac

    marymac Songster

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    I have a BLRW roo which I crossed with
    1 RIR
    1Buff orphington
    1 BLRW hen
    1 Plymouth Rock

    I wasn't really sure which egg belonged to which hen, and now I don't know which chick is who either. I was hoping most of them would be the true BLRW 's. Trouble is they all look so much alike. I had my Silky hatch out 7 out of 7. From what I remember my splash BLRW 's looked like these babies, but there are a few that have some white in them. Anyone want to take a guess? Here are a few pics.

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    Here is a pic of my Roo, Sasquatch and my BLRW hen

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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Have you looked at their combs? Any that don't have a rosecomb will be a give away for a cross breed. Very cute- what a good silkie mama!
     
  3. marymac

    marymac Songster

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    Quote:I never even thought of that. I'm not sure I could distinguish a rose comb at 11 days though could I? Thanks for the idea though.
     
  4. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Songster

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    Unfortunately, the genetics are working against in IDing them. Rosecomb, beautifully modeled by the closeup of that chick, is a dominant trait. If a rosecomb bird is crossed with a single comb, no matter which was hen or rooster, the offspring will ALL have rosecombs. I've just finished my hatching for the year, and out of 50+ birds with rosecomb ancestry, ALL had rosecomb! [​IMG] Crazy.
     
  5. marymac

    marymac Songster

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    Awwwww shucks!!! here I thought it would be easy. I really don't understand all that genetic stuff, so I guess I just have to wait and see. Thanks
     

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