barred feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joshpballer, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. joshpballer

    joshpballer New Egg

    Sep 22, 2010
    i have a barred cochin roo was wondering what is my chances of getting the barred feathers from my black silke,cochin or my gold laced cochins.
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm gonna go with 100%. Although the barring will not be as clean. [​IMG]
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    If your barred roo has 1 copy of the brring gene- he will give barred & black offspring, if he has 2 copies all offspring should be barred.
    Usually if a roo with 1 copy is dark(smaller white bars) and a roo with 2 copies is lighter(wider white bars) in appearance.

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