Yellow Barred Rock Chic?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HSCMorgans, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. HSCMorgans

    HSCMorgans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We wanted to gain some experience with hatching so we put our Barred Rock Roo with the BR hens and started gathering days later... First batch had a low hatch rate but the second a week later was much better. However, much to our suprise we had TWO of the ten that hatched were YELLOW!!! I know that our BRs are only of hatchery quality but still.... were on earth did that come from? I am positive that the hens were NOT exposed to any other roos for as long as two months or more prior to us letting the BR roo with the hens... The chicks are cute as a button!! They look like they have Barring, as their feathers are coming in... Kinda opposite of an actual BR!!!!

    Any thoughts.... My first assumption is that the Roo/Hens.... somebodys not purebred!!!!
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    a picture of the roo would help he might be a sexlink male thus not pure
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pictures of the parents? Pics of chicks are always good, too!
     
  4. HSCMorgans

    HSCMorgans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much...! Here are a couple pics... One of the Roo... the next of the chick....



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  5. HSCMorgans

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  6. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like they have color in their feathers. Is it just the sheen of them with the light shining funny on them or do they have blues/greens/reds in their feathers?
     
  7. donrae

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    He's too dark to be a pure barred rock. Looks like he had one barred parent, on non-barred. So, the normal rules don't apply!
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the chick looks like a blue barred bird
     
  9. HSCMorgans

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    If ur asking in regaurds to the adults... Nope, no other colors...
     
  10. HSCMorgans

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    Yes the two chicks actually do have the blue / barring..... How neat is that? Anyone ever seen or heard of that before? At times I wonder if they are penciled or laced but its really hard to tell for sure at this point to say for sure... A blue barred would be rather interesting!
     

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