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Mystery "barred rock"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RonoKT, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently hatched out a mixture of eBay eggs, including some barred rocks, marked as such by the seller. Three of the six eggs made it to hatch and I got two pullets and I thought one cockerel, as it was much lighter. As the paler chick fluffed up, it seemed much to light;
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    That is the three of them with a White silkie (front right).
    I let the seller know and sent those photos to him and he apologised and said he thought it was a light Sussex and his egg collector (father) had got them mixed up, he keeps seperate pens. I wanted some light Sussex (and have some hatching tomorrow) so I wasn't at all upset. I don't think it is a light Sussex now though, they hatched on January 23rd, I will post photos at various stages.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My opinion........ ALL CHICKENS ARE GOOD.. Unless you are breeding for Show Quality.
    I will follow this thread to see how they grow out. Keep us posted with pix. Wishing you best. [​IMG]

    AND NOT TO FORGET.. [​IMG]
     
  3. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The seller currently sells Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Barred Plymouth Rock. They will soon be selling more varieties, so I assume these could also be possible, they are; Vorwerk, Silver-Laced Wyandotte, Welsummer, Barnevelder, Black Rock and Ayam Cemani.
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    I'm enjoying having a mystery chick but I would like to know so I can attempt to sex it. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  4. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks cavemanrich, I agree, no chicken is inferior in my garden but I always want to know more about things and I am hoping to do some breeding in the near future, perhaps mixes but I would want know what mixes.
     
  5. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is where my chicks currently live, in my greenhouse and the chick on the roost stick is the mystery.
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you get into breeding.. CHICKEN MATH WILL HAVE A STRANGLE HOLD ON YOU. It will get away from simple add+ add+ add+ to ADVANCED CALCULUS. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken maths has already got out of hand. I have 3 Ross 308 (soon to be 0), 11 chicks in the brooder, 6 eggs in lockdown and another 11 eggs ten days behind. When I'm not paying for the eggs...
     
  8. ocknechtel1971

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    If you
    get a Vorwerk it will be a bantam.
     
  9. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some large fowl vorverk hatching on the 27th. I don't want to be hatching any more chicks for a while. We'll see how that goes..
     
  10. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had another look at chick pics of all the above breeds and I can't work it out. I think it must be a light Sussex mix. I should add the egg was a tinted egg, similar to the barred rock eggs.
     

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