what should i expect with this...?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by m00nd0g, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. m00nd0g

    m00nd0g New Egg

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    what kind of colors should i expect if i had chicks with a barred rock rooster and a few white rock hens....?
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The greatest possibility is that you will get birds that look like the barred rock. It is possible that you may get birds that look like the white rock or you could get some white and some barred.

    Tim
     
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  3. bmiss

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    i knew the white rock has the recessive gene thing....i just assumed they would all come out barred rock.
     
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  4. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, according to the Chicken Calculator, you should get all pure-white birds, if the white in the White Rocks is dominant. If White is recessive, you will get all-barred birds.

    ~Gresh~
     
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not really sure about hte genentics but my BR roo over any of my hens I end up with barred looking like daddy.
     
  6. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That sounds about right. From the work I've done on the Chicken Calculator, BR coloration seems pretty dominant over a handful(?) of colors, save maybe Dominant White and Black.

    ~Gresh~
     
  7. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:The greatest possibility is that you will get birds that look like the barred rock. It is possible that you may get birds that look like the white rock or you could get some white and some barred.

    Tim

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    Chris
     
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  10. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The calculator is an awesome tool but the chicken calculator can only calculate for one genotype. Some white rock will carry dominant white and recessive white, some only carry recessive white and some even carry the barring gene. I stick by my prediction.

    Like all good programs- the calculator can only use the information you in put to give you out put. When an individual reads the research on the birds then you can enter alternative genotypes and get different possibilities.

    Tim
     
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