Barred genetics

ThiefPouter06

Songster
11 Years
Sep 3, 2008
710
14
151
green co. KY
I know that when you have a barred rooster you would expect all barred offspring. Barred on buff, red (RIR) BB red and SLW, will any other colors bleed threw in the barring? Dont sometimes if you cross BBred on black you can get red shoulders on the black offspring?
 

Cuban Longtails

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Sep 20, 2007
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32
263
Northeast Texas
If you breed a barred male to a buff female, all offspring will be barred but the coloring will bleed through. I have birds from this combination, they colored out with faint barring (almost a lacing color) in the females and were either gold & brown or silver & dark grey. Barring in the males was much more predominate, with bleeding of the buff color (giving it almost a crele pattern) as gold or silver.

So, to answer your question - yes the colors may bleed through.
 

Kev

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 13, 2008
6,517
700
361
Sun City, California
Black stars are very good examples of color bleeding thru in black crosses.

If you're wanting a black and barred bird with red on hackles, shoulders and saddles on the roosters, try crossing with birchens. Most birchens are also silver, which causes white on those areas.. however the same birds without the silver gene will have red in the same areas. Black Coppers are examples of birchens without silver.
 

ThiefPouter06

Songster
11 Years
Sep 3, 2008
710
14
151
green co. KY
Thanks guys. I was hoping for bleeding through of the colors. That way at least all my barred offspring will have some variation.
 

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