Odd Barred Rock Chick-Unexpected Cross? (PICS)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This is the chick hatched from what looked to be my Barred Rock girl, Lexie's egg. Hawkeye is the sire, so supposedly, this is a pure BR chick. Well, if so, this is the oddest pure BR I've ever hatched. If you recall, this baby had chipmunk/skunk stripes down both sides of its back and some face markings like a Silver Laced Wyandotte, of which I have three. The egg was huge, very rounded and not pointy-ended like the SLW eggs I get, but it was so large that I did candle before incubating to be sure I did not see two yolk shadows. So, really, I guess you could say it wasn't the normal egg for either Lexie or a SLW. What so you think, folks? Is it a BR/SLW cross or a weird pure BR?
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  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    That is strange barring to be a barred rock? Im no expert though. I bet it will be a pretty bird what ever it is.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    To refresh your memory, this is how he/she started out:
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  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    if he is SLW cross he will be a extreamly stunning roo.

    I Pmed you Mabe your box is full but I dont think so.

    what ever he is he will be super beutiful. also I though hawkie only mated some girls does he mate with the SLW I remember you were having trouble with fertility from your other br girls

    Henry
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I didn't get your PM Henry. I'll clean out a few things and see if it gets through, okay?
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I cleaned out my messages so there are only a couple left. Hopefully, your msg will get through soon, Henry. Hawkeye mates a few girls and lately, one of the younger BR girls has been fertile, not just Lexie. Maybe he's getting around more lately, LOL.
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I sent if again just in case ya mabe the winter cold is making him more viggorus LOL
    Henry
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Got it! Sent a reply. Let me know when you get it.
     
  10. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does'nt look much like a pure barred rock, but she/he is going to be a beauty. Can't wait to see...Keep us informed.
     

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