Partridge rock roo x barred rock hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jaybr, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Jaybr

    Jaybr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just thinking ahead here as none of my birds are old enough to lay yet.

    I have a partidge rock roo and a mix of barred and partridge rock pullets.

    I assume since their all plymouth rocks I'd get purebreds?

    What color would I end up with?
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I don't know but my friend incubated Rock eggs and he thought they were partridgeXbuff so he called them buffridge rocks lol [​IMG]. But they came as just partridge (they had partridge hens and a partridge cock so the eggs came from the partridge hens and not the buff hen). That would be an interesting color though.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Technically they would be pure plymouth rocks. You will get black star type chicks from this mating, the males will get the sexlinked barring from the hens and the females will be mostly black.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This is a super old thread with someone I remember for many years back (flyingmonkeypoop-Michael, right?), but I have a 25 week old Barred Rock pullet who thinks a 12 week old Partridge Brahma is her little brother. She is having trouble making her place in the BR group with the rooster so she's been living with four Partridge/blue partridge Brahma cockerels I had for sale until she starts laying, and getting along very well with them.

    Soon, I may only have one partridge male left of the four Brahma boys, maybe even the blue partridge if no one buys him, but I don't really want two males competing over one pullet. If he does not sell right away and she begins laying, I was thinking about the cross that would make. I've crossed a Blue Orp over Buff Brahma and got very cool-looking and huge Brahma-looking birds with good pea combs from that cross.

    I knew that the males would be barred from mom, but had not really considered of the color of the pullets. This answered that for me. And they'd probably be pea combed or something close since pea comb is dominant, if I remember my comb genetics. Both breeds are yellow legged, of course, and most likely, the chicks would have some feathers on the legs.
     

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