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What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChckenBoy13, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ChckenBoy13

    ChckenBoy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my two year old ____... That's right... I do not know exactly what they are and I was hoping you guys could help me out!
    Here is a picture of my brown and white chick

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    (No, I was not holding the chicken upside down. i was holding my phone upside down.. sorry about that!)
    Here are some pictures of my black chicken.. I find this one funny because, until a month after it hatched, we didn't have any black chickens. About a month after it had hatched, we added a Dominique... Can you explain this also?

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like mixes
     
  3. ChckenBoy13

    ChckenBoy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought that too but how did I get a black one when i only have white and brown chickens. I have a dominique now but I didn't when i got the eggs to hatch
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    because the white coloring mask other genes. it is appernt that one of your whites is carring the barring gene...you could even breed 2 white birds together and colored babies due to the masking of genes from the white
     
  5. ChckenBoy13

    ChckenBoy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! We are learning about this in science class at school... Kind of ironic... But thanks!
     
  6. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    They all look like mixes. And I agree with hdowden, one of them somewhere has a barred gene.
     
  7. ChckenBoy13

    ChckenBoy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Barred gene?
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Some sort of mixed breeds.
     
  9. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the genes that produce a Barred Rock chicken that looks like this: (look at the chicken in the second post of this thread (click HERE).
     

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