Stripey Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Enj, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Enj

    Enj In the Brooder

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    Hello all, long time no post! Lots happening on my farm with lots hatching. Now one of my babies has stripes. Dad is a splash Orpington. Mum is either a blue or black Orpington, or a Wyandotte, or a lavender Sussex. No stripes in this family. Looks like a Plymouth Rock. Also has feathers on its legs? What the hell?
     

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Not sure where the barring is coming from, but if your rooster is an Orpington, then the mother would have to be a Wyandotte, with that comb.
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    It has a rose comb, so the mom must be the Wyandotte. But it also has feathered legs, and since none of the parent breeds have feathered legs or barring, I suspect that there was some mix up or a stealth mating by a cuckoo Marans.
     
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  4. Enj

    Enj In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies, cool to know it’s part Wyandotte! Definitely no stealth mating, I’ve only got the one rooster and there aren’t ... oh.... just thought. I did have two new Wyandotte’s, but had them for a few weeks before the eggs were laid, and hens became broody. What length of time is it for a rooster to mate until the hen stops laying “his” eggs??
     
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  5. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    Two weeks is usual, but sometimes up to 3 and a half weeks. So maybe the egg was fertilized by a previous rooster. Otherwise, someone would need to have the barring gene to give you a chick with barring.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree with Jed
     
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  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    There is no way a splash orpington is the father to that chick.
    A splash bird can't produce a chick with black.
    One of the parents also had to have the barring gene and one had to have feathered legs.
    I don't see any of the birds listed as being either parent.
     
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