what colors to expect with different rocks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bmiss, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. bmiss

    bmiss Out Of The Brooder

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    hypothetical....

    have a setup for 2 roos and 16 hens.
    -4 white rock hens
    -4 barred rock hens
    -4 partridege rock hens
    -4 buff rock hens

    gonna pick 2 rock roosters ...

    which would be the 2 best roos to go with my hens ... ?

    what color chicks could i expect using 2 types of roosters with those 16 hens?

    (appearance, i like the partridge and the barred the best)...
     
  2. bmiss

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    i know that a non-barred male and the barred female will make blk sex link chicks...


    but what color chicks would, lets say, a partridge roo and white/buff hens put off?
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    White Rocks are recessive white masking another color so theres no way to say for sure what you would get from crossing with them. But for the others


    Barred roo with any other the other hens will give chicks that all have barring and their base color will vary depending on the mother and the leakage that comes through. You can get buff leakage from the buff hens, red leakage from the Partridge, and possibly silver leakage if the rooster was silver based.

    Partridge Roo with Barred hens would probably make typical looking black sexlinks.

    Buff roo with Partridge hens (or vise versa) should give you something some where between the two parent colors, probably something similar in appearance to the Ginger Red color

    Buff roo with Barred hens will make Black sexlinks with even greater distiction of the sexes at hatching since the females will have more buff leakage. Look at my pics of my crosses on the second post of this thread to see what you will get from crossing Buff Roos with barred hens. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=375015

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    I were making the decision for myself, I would personaly probably use a Buff roo and a Barred roo.
     
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  4. bmiss

    bmiss Out Of The Brooder

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    ^ thank u....

    i still have so much to learn and i appreciate ur response. i think i will do exactly that.
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I think that the Partridge over White would work great. I think that I read on here that it could produce Red Pyle coloration.
    Also, the Partridge over Buff I think would produce a reddish color. That would be good.

    Creating Red Plymouth Rocks and Red Pyle Plymouth Rocks. That would rock!!!!!!
     
  6. pastorwalt

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    There are different routes to a white bird
    It's hard to know what you've got till you test breed
    It takes dominant white to make red pyle
    if the WR are recessive white only, it won't happen.
    My WR (40 years ago) were Barred rocks under the recessive white
    the chicken calculator is fun to use,
    http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html
    but some things you don't know till you try
    Walt
     
  7. bmiss

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    appreciate it...[​IMG]
     
  8. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2. Yep you most likely wouldn't get the red pyle coloration since the white rocks should be revessive white. Like patorwalt said, they first came about as white sports of barred rocks which then they would actually produce black sexlinks when bred to a partridge rock or non barred roo. But these days with hatcheries and all the production breeding, its hard to know what they are carrying. So there may be a possibility of them carrying dominant white as well especially if the line has been grossed with white leghorns at some point. But in general, they aren't known for carrying it.
     

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