Norwegian Jaerhon x Barred Rock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stacykins, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Hallo! I know the only true answer to this question is "wait and see!" but I am curious to know if anyone might know what cross of Norwegian Jaerhons and a Barred Rock rooster might look like? I popped some eggs in my incubator, and they're definitely developing. I've used the chicken genetics calculator in the past, and it helps immensely. But I am not quite sure what genetics to plug in for a Jaerhon. So I am honestly not sure. Though the black from the Barred Rock father will likely dominate, it seems that is how it usually works.

    It makes me wonder if they'll turn out to be autosexing. That would certainly be nifty!
  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Songster

    Nov 26, 2011
    They wont be auto sexing. The Jaerhorns photos show that they already have barring. Even if they are not barred each chick will get one barring gene from the Barred Rock rooster so all the chicks will be barred. I would guess that they will look like smaller Barred Rocks with white ear lobes.

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