1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Barred and mottled

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Del Boy, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Del Boy

    Del Boy Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Aug 21, 2012
    Has anyone got pictures or information on poultry that are both barred and mottled.
    Thanks
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    19,939
    3,094
    476
    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    No photos. I tried that and did not like it. I really could not tell which were barred and which were both barred and mottled. It's possible with some mixes a close examination of the individual feather will let you determine if both are present, but I decided I would go with one and not both. I selected mottled.
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    6,337
    315
    288
    Jul 16, 2009
  4. Del Boy

    Del Boy Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Aug 21, 2012
    are all cockerals that are mottled and barred an off white colour or do you need to select for it.
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    6,337
    315
    288
    Jul 16, 2009
    ONLY double Barred(two copies of the sex linked barring gene) Mottled males are white, a single barred males will be darker
     
  6. Del Boy

    Del Boy Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Aug 21, 2012
    thanks , what do the dayold chicks from the 55 leghorns look like, are there any breeders on the forum who keep them.
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    6,337
    315
    288
    Jul 16, 2009
    the male chicks would look nearly white, the females would look black with a headspot, they are autosexing
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by