Question bout barred rocks.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Savannah Poultry, May 19, 2010.

  1. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    I just hatched some barred rocks that are pure. Well they are a week old and there feathers are starting to come in. Some have barred feathers others are almost all black except for the white spot on their head. Is this normal? Or after three weeks of isolation did something still happen to mix in?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    the males will be lighter barred and more obviously striped, but they will all be barred starting on their first wing feathers. [​IMG]
     
  3. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the barring becomes more apparent as they grow, the hens will be more black and generally darker with the white barring, the males lighter.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Males will feather in more white with black barring, females will be more black with white barring.

    Here is a male:
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  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    At first the barring seems faint as well. I have two boys that almost had all black feathers the first week or two. Then they lightened up and are well barred. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:You said Pure.
    Did you get them from a breeder?
    Or E-bay or Hatchery?

    Chirs
     

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