Need help with chick colors

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Polona, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Polona

    Polona In the Brooder

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    This is one of my 3 Barred PR (roo) and RIR cross hens. They're all 6 weeks old. I have no idea what color they're supposed to be when they grow up. [​IMG]

    The darkest chick @ 3 weeks
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    And now @ 6 weeks
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  2. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chirping

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    They wI'll probably look the same as now
     
  3. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chirping

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    *will
     
  4. chickincrazy

    chickincrazy Chirping

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    They are Beautiful! I have to agree. They will probably look the same, but their color isn't standardized as far as I know.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Since they are mixed breeds, their color probably won't match any recognized color variety. They will most likely look like they do now.

    Pretty birds!
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree they're a non standard color, so there's no name for it. This isn't what you should have got from a pure barred rooster over red hens, though. Someone in your parent stock is not pure, and my money's on the rooster. He should have thrown basically black barred chicks. I'm thinking he's something like a black sex link. Do you have a pic?
     
  8. Polona

    Polona In the Brooder

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    Thank you everyone!

    donrae - the roos and hens have been kept and breed in strains/lines for a few decades now, no outside animals were added. They mix certain strains to produce commercial sex-linked chicks (and one non-sex linked, sexed by Japanese method). They only keep pure strains on the farm/research center. These light colored chicks started appearing last year and they suspect it's a mutation.
     

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