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What mixes can we expect?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countrylivn, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. countrylivn

    countrylivn New Egg

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    We have two Barred Rock hens sitting on an assortment of eggs (silkie, pekin, Rhode Island Red, Australorp, leghorn, barred rock, & Isa Brown). Dad is Barnevelder....or possibly some from speckled sussex (who we've just discovered is probably not the hen we originally thought!:rolleyes:)
    Any ideas on what we might expect to see (colour wise) from this mishmash? Kids are very excited to see what hatches.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Not sure if you have seen it, but there is a fun chicken color calculator that has a tons of colors to play around with http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html double laced for barnevelder is last row #4 The White Leghorn chicks should all be white since they are usually dominant white. The Barnie X BRs should actually give you sex links also, the boys will be barred.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's impossible to say for sure with that mix, but you will likely get a lot of offspring with a lot of brown and black feathers in them, and if your Leghorn is a White Leghorn you will get some offspring that are primarily white, probably with a few black or brown flecks in them.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. I forgot to mention, you will also likely get some offspring with light barring in them.
     
  5. countrylivn

    countrylivn New Egg

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    Thanks. Should be interesting to see what we get then. Not even sure how many eggs, or which ones are under them. They are VERY cranky (protective) mothers! Last time I tried to look under them at night, one of them moved the entire clutch to a different place in the coop - the furthest and hardest corner to reach, lol. So guess we will just have to be patient and see :-D
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Keep us posted as to what you end up with. Good luck on a good hatch. :eek:)
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty much all I can say is any mostly black chick that hatches with a white spot on the head will be a male from the barred Rock momma. Other than that, you're going to get a nice batch of surprises!
     

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