barred rock X white leghorn

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peacockfarmer1, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone done this???

    does anyone have pics of this cross??
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:White Leghorns are Dominate White, so all the off a White Leghorn and Barred Rock would give you all white offspring with the possibility of having some "Ghost Barring".

    Chris
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:White Leghorns are Dominate White, so all the off a White Leghorn and Barred Rock would give you all white offspring with the possibility of having some "Ghost Barring".

    Chris

    Yep and here is what "Ghost Barring " looks like.

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  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious about this cross myself. Does it matter whether it's BR x WL or WL x BR? Or are the results the same either way? [​IMG]
     
  5. RAREROO

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    Quote:It shouldn't matter, it would basically be the same either way but a WL roo on BR hens would technically be a sexlink cross, but the Dom white wouldnt allow them to be sexed as dayolds. At best you would have clean white hens and ghost barred roos but the "ghost barring " thing isnt always a given I dont think and the other sex characteristics would be showing before the ghost barring does.
     
  6. Dr Bjorn Netland

    Dr Bjorn Netland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mating a female cross with "ghost barring" to a male with "ghost barring" can result in a certain percentage {about 25%) of grey or black/white barred offspring, but the barring will most likely be very irregular (cuckoo). A better barring tends to result from a nicely barred male x a black female and then selective breeding of the offspring.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you want good barring you will need to breed the slow feathering gene back into them.

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  8. free burd

    free burd Out Of The Brooder

    has anyone done this???

    does anyone have pics of this cross??
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    this cross has been done to perfection.
    it's called the california grey by professor Dryden in the early 1900's
    with barred rock and white leghorns and then the finished product
    is now used over white leghorns again to produce the black specked
    white california white.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/CalGray/BRKCalGray.html

    robert braun [email protected]
     
  9. Dr Bjorn Netland

    Dr Bjorn Netland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is also my experience, but it is also a source of frustration as the slowly feathering chicks are the ones most susceptible to feather picking and cannibalism. Another problem with the nicest barring is the width of feather; nice barring means narrow feathers, according to what I have experienced. That is especially a challenge for Leghorns, which really NEED a broad feather to show the type.
     
  10. dirtbagchickens

    dirtbagchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently hatched 3 from a BR roo and WL hen. I am counting on the feather sexing technique, which would yeild me 2 pullets (longer primaries), 1 roo (all same length), they were hatched 12-29.
     

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