Barred or Cuckoo white egg laying breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LAFreewayChickens, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. LAFreewayChickens

    LAFreewayChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm interested in information about white-egg layers with the barred gene.

    From reading on the forum, I get the impression that the Barred Holland stock that is generally available doesn't consistently lay white eggs, but sometimes more of a cream color.

    Otherbreeds I've come across are Production Black/California Grey and Barred Leghorn (although these may all be the same thing).

    Are there other breeds I'm missing?
     
  2. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are barred japanese bantams,i couldnt find any that werent bantams [​IMG]
     
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  3. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen pics of a cuckoo Leghorn. I'm not sure how available they are in the US, though.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are you looking for Large Fowl or Bantams?
    Production Blacks should lay a Brown to lightly tinted egg...

    Cuckoo and Barred Leghorns I think are the same.

    Chris
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If you are talking about Japanese, then you are only going to find them in bantams, they, like Seabrights, Seramas, Dutch, dAvners, dUccles, and a few other breeds are called true bantams and have no Large Fowl counterparts of those breeds.
     
  6. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what i meant when i said i couldnt find any that werent bantams i meant i couldnt find any standard size barred white egg layers.
     
  7. Chris09

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  8. Hi! Aren't Campines considered barred? They lay white eggs.
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    Lisa
     
  9. Chris09

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    Quote:They some barring in them so do the Hamburg hens..

    Chris
     
  10. RAREROO

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    Quote:They are not Sexlinked Barred like most breeds that are call barred, they are transverse barred.
     

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