supposed to be all barred rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommy3, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. mommy3

    mommy3 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in the middle of a hatch that is supposed to be all barred rocks and one of them is almost all yellow with a little black-anyone out there seen this before? Hubby is convinced it is an oddball but the people said their chickens are separated so they do not mix.
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    They just hatched last night so we are very interested to see if any more are that light or what it will look like when the feathers come in!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what it will look like when the feathers come in, but it will not be a barred rock.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, it's not a barred rock. the color of the down makes it hard to tell if it has a head spot, that would mean it had at least one barred parent. with all the chicks still damp it's hard to tell if all of them have headspots. If you could post a pic when they're a day older, we could possibly help sex them.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Somebody jumped a fence or eggs got mixed up during collection and packing. It happens.
     
  5. mommy3

    mommy3 Out Of The Brooder

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    awww, you all just ruined my argument with the hubby! :) Another very light one just hatched. The last batch we hatched two years ago from a different place we were right on with our guesses of sex so I would love help again! The place we got them also has buff orphs so I am thinking they might be a cross? They also have lavender and black orphingtons. So much fun, I love hatching!
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That darn fence-jumping rooster does it again. :)

    If the place you bought the eggs from has Buff Orpingtons maybe it is a Buff Orpington cross.
     
  7. mommy3

    mommy3 Out Of The Brooder

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    that is what we are thinking-we now have two very yellow with a little black! So cute!! I always wanted buff or lavender orpingtons! so maybe it is a gift in disguise! Just hope they are girls!
    We have to find roos a new home since we can not have them in our town. Darn town rules! Have two sources of homes thank goodness!
     
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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely not a Barred Rock; I agree with the others in that it is probably a Buff Orpington cross.
     
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  10. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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