Roo and pullet was wondering the breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by all4god09, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. all4god09

    all4god09 Out Of The Brooder

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    this is my Roo....around 2 months old

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    my pullet...same age...

    Can anyone tell me what they might be

    The rooster was a barred rock (but that's all I know for sure)
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If their father was a Barred Rock, then they are not a purebred breed--they are mixed breeds. The rooster looks as though he could have some Black Copper Marans in him. And I definitely see the Barred Rock in the pullet, but other than that, I don't know what her mother was. It can be very hard to tell what went into a mixed breed.
     
  3. all4god09

    all4god09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! The people we got the eggs from had a barred rock rooster,
    their hens were
    silver laced Wyandotte
    barred rock
    buff orpington
    (some all black breed)
    another Wyandotte
    and a black and white spotted something. lol

    but that helps a lot thank you!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure what exactly the mother was, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't the Wyandottes or the Barred Rock (Wyandottes would contribute a rose comb to the offspring, if it was a Barred Rock, these birds would look like purebred Barred Rocks).

    I suppose that leaves the "black and white spotted something" or the Buff Orpington as the mother!
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've just gone and done some research, and am pretty sure that the mother of the pullet was the Buff Orpington. Here is a link with some photos of Barred Rock rooster/Buff Orpington hen crosses: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/413047/crossing-buff-orpingtons-with-barred-rocks.

    However, the roosters from that cross are usually also barred. I'm not seeing any barring on your rooster. Is it possible that the two birds had different mothers?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're both mixed breed, and the father was likely a black sex link, not a pure barred Rock. That would account for the cockerel having no barring whatsoever, and the very light messy barring on the pullet.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's true. A Black Sex-Link rooster can look very much like a Barred Plymouth Rock rooster.
     
  8. all4god09

    all4god09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! thanks for all the help! The pictures were great! From now on I'll be able to keep track of what I hatch. haha.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the father likely being a Black Sex Link. BSL roosters look very similar to Barred Rock roosters.
     

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