Unusual color - what is it? - *Updated pics of barring pg 2*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SpeckledPullet, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little cockeral has me stumped. He was born blue. Now, he's showing barring AND odd orange spots along his back. What on earth is this color? He's around 10 weeks.

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  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Maybe a black sex link cockerl not sure, I assume you're not sure of the parents?
     
  3. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roo was a crele project bird (not a true crele) and the hen was solid black. This cockeral isn't black. He's blue, but has the added barring and now the odd orange spots that have started to come in the last few weeks (but the first few weeks he was just a solid blue).
     
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  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:The Crele roo must have had the blue gene, and the red is just leaking through
     
  5. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He IS a variation of sex-link Crele is considered barred and anytime you cross a barred male on a solid female (if I remember right) you get sex-link offspring. So he will be an odd color but could turn out to be very attractive.
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually you have it backwards. You can't use a barred roo for sexlinked offspring. Roos can give barring to both sexes, hens only to their sons.
     
  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    thank you for the correction farmerchef I knew it was a barred and a solid. I do agree that the crele must have been carrying blue and the red is bleeding through.
     
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  8. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, you have to cross a barred hen with a gold male to get a black sex link - BR hen with RIR or NewHamp roo, etc. When the red gene is on the hen's side you just get bleed through (as the OPs chook has)

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  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably just the pic... but I can't see any barring on him...
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Me neither....he looks blue (laced) with red leakage.
     

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