On barring . To get crisp barring like Barred Rocks you have to have the slow feathering gene . The slower the feather grows the crisper the barring . Barring interrupts the color . So cuckoo is barring on a faster growing feather . Sort of like a blurry photo because the camera was not steady or moved a bit . So to get crisp barring you have to select away from the Leghorn type fast feathering . More like the Barred Rock slow feathering . Those genes are likely still mixing in the current Legbar stock . I myself I prefer the Leghorn type . The days of dual purpose fowl are past . Dual purpose lose egg production to gain a meatier bird . In poultry now the meat birds are single purpose really . Same for eggs . Many backyard keepers will not process their own cockerels .
Naw, Naked Necks are awesome dual purpose chickens. Great layers, great for the table.
(I'm totally crossing them with CLs one day - everything's better with a naked neck!!!! )
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Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 5/20/16 at 7:54pm