What color is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FleurDeLis, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. FleurDeLis

    FleurDeLis New Egg

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    Is this just a weird looking Barred, or something else? I bought him because he was beautiful but if anyone has some genetic insight, I'd love to hear it! [​IMG] My actual normal Barred boy included for comparison. (These are Bantam Cochins of course)
     
  2. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks a bit like a splash crossed with a barred. He sure is pretty though.[​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's just mixed for barring, as is the second bird. Some parents were barred, some were solid.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. FleurDeLis

    FleurDeLis New Egg

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    Okay thanks. So any guesses on the chicks he'd throw with a Blue hen?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's split for barring, so about half his offspring will be barred, regardless of gender. Over a solid blue hen you'll get half blue and half black. So, 25% each blue barred, black barred, solid blue and solid black, all regardless of gender. Give or take.
     

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