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

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    Has anyone got pictures or information on poultry that are both barred and mottled.
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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    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

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  4. Del Boy

    Del Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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

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    the male chicks would look nearly white, the females would look black with a headspot, they are autosexing
     
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