Some kind of rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jnine, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. jnine

    jnine Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought these two chicks - we think they are about 12 weeks of age (and hopefully hens).

    The black one looks like it is part barred rock, the other a little like a partridge rock - but with a rose comb.

    Does anyone have any other thoughts? I know it's a bit hard to tell from the photo's but do they look like they are girls? There are no telltale saddle feathers I can see.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The first one is a BR pullet, but the other one is a mix.
     
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    The first one looks like a pure barred rock. The secon one looks like it has welsummer and barred rock. Maybe some easter eggger
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    They are so pretty. Congrats on your new additions!
     
  5. jnine

    jnine Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. The old owner was reluctant to part with them as they are so pretty and unusual looking - but she knew they were going to a good home [​IMG]
     
  6. Janos&Jen

    Janos&Jen Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats Jnine...They are beautiful!
     
  7. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on the new additions Jnine...and take Speckledhen's word about the one being a BR. If anybody around here would know, it would definitely be her, the undisputed Queen of Barred Rocks! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    For what its worth, I think they very likely could both be crosses. The first female only seems to have one copy of the barring gene. For it to be pure BR, it would have two copies. The barring just looking incomplete to me.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dustin, I have an older hatchery BR who has "faded out" barring in places, so could be that is a pure Rock, just poor quality barring. Then again, it certainly could be a cross since I have a BR over Ameraucana hen who has really nice barring for a cross. Since BR males pass barring to all their offspring, could be a cross with another single breed, but my money is on BR with so-so barring.
     
  10. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I can definately see that side of things, but my guy says cross.
     

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