Barred Experts please read!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Inkheart, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I have barred rocks - i was simply curious as to how like blue barred and even chocolate barred birds are made - what colors may be used - genetic wise ?
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You just have to breed to a bird carrying either blue, choc, or dun into the pure black barred breed and work from there.
     
  3. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Huh i would not have imagines it would be that easy - so the barring pattern is dominant and takes on the colors you mix in?
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes.
     
  5. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This can be done, but it takes several generations. Also, part of the barred rock's beautiful barring is the feathering rate, that will change drastically when you cross to get a different color in there. You'll get the colors you want in the second or third generation, but they won't be nearly as beautiful as they will be in ten or so years. Keep us all updated on your progress! [​IMG] I'd love to have some Lemon Cuckoo Dominiques some day! [​IMG]
     

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