Stripey Orpington?

Enj

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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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Enj

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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??
 

JedJackson

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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??
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.
 

The Moonshiner

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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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Enj

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Sorry for late reply, all am Hicks growing up and doing well. Interested about the comment about the black coloring, the are more a blue/charcoal/black coloring, are you saying that my splash rooster isn’t the dad?
 

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