What do Barred Rock/ISA Brown mixes look like?

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  1. tegaily

    tegaily Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Barred Rock roo and some ISA Brown hens. I was wondering what their chicks will look like as babies and adults. Also have a Buff Orp hen and wondered what their mix would look like?
     
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  2. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The buff orp x barred rock would result in an adult chicken wit buff barring
     
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Aprox. 50% will be black/white under bellies and the other 50% will be white(yellow)

    the black ones will be black barred at juvie plumage coming in, the whites will be white with black or red leakage(random specks)throughout body plumage

    the barred x Buff will be all black chicks with white under bellies all will be black barred in juvie plumage.

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  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred male is dominant color/pattern here he will give all offspring one copy of barring therefore all will be black barred(heterozygous)

    Jeff
     
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  5. tegaily

    tegaily Out Of The Brooder

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    Any photos? will they be different looking from Barred to Barred chicks as I will have some of those as well. Just want to know if I will be able to tell the difference between the pure and mixes
     
  6. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    The black barred and reg barreds will look relatively the same at hatch.

    Jeff
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:as babies? 50% of chicks will hatch with black down(cream underbelly) with a cream headdot.. 50% will hatch all yellow... as adults? all of the black down males with headspots will grow out looking like the Black Sexlink roosters(barred with lots of cream/yellow golden color leaking, they usually look like barred birchen or barred golden birchen) all of the white down males will grow out to be nearly all white with the plyle sones(hackle, saddel, shoulders) be of a lemon color and dome black showing on tail feathers... all of the black down females will look just like Sexlink Pullets except showing Silver instead of gold and barred.. all of the whie down females will look all white with some black feathers here and there... this is how a black sexlink rooster looks like(yours will look about the same as in color)
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  8. ErniesFlock

    ErniesFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    No sexlink to this matching though I assume or someone would have said something... I have a few of this cross about to hatch I put them in for an experiment. I am trying to see what other genes are underneath the ISA Browns apart from the obvious. Great looking roo by the way!
     
  9. ErniesFlock

    ErniesFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

     
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