Strange cross? I'm stumped....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ryujinfantasy, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are these?!
    They have black feathers that appear blue, green, and purple in the light.
    They have little white feathers on their necks.
    They have virtually no combs compared to their siblings...

    And within the two, you can see differences (like the amount of white on their necks, and that one has very long hackles while the other has very short ones)

    So... Male or female? Or is it their odd cross that makes them so different?

    Mother: barred rock bantam
    Father: silver duckwing oegb[​IMG]
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  2. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    How old are they?
     
  3. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    I'd say pullets then but not 100% sure
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    They look like mixed breed pullets to me.
     
  6. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what do you think would make them this color when their 4 other siblings look like regular barred rocks with little pink combs?
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So this is a silver duckwing over barred rock? If I'm not mistaken this would be a cross resulting in sex-linked offspring so the difference would be the four that are barred would be male and these two would be female....
     
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  8. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver duckwing male over barred female would give you barred male offspring and black female offspring that have silver leakage. The two in your photo are pullets. The others that look like your barred rock are cockerels.
     
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  9. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! What helpful information :) I never knew that silver duckwing over barred rock could make such a thing. Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate the answers!
     
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