barred x laced?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by firedove, May 6, 2009.

  1. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    What do you get when a chicken carries both barred and laced (patterned) genes? Just curious. I have some cross breed eggs hatching soon and some are from a SL Wyandotte over a BR hen. I know only the cockerels will get the barred gene from that pairing, just curious what they will look like.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Would love to see that too. The cross won't show much or very good lacing- lacing is due to a combination of several different genes, and also good lacing depends on being pure for at least several of those genes too.

    Still, might be some surprises. I have a 'free range surprise' chick that has surprisingly decent lacing for a mutt.. and especially considering i don't have any laced birds running free range. It appears to be a male, but doesn't appear to have barring despite the 'mother' is a cuckoo- has to be either a female or another hen laid in her nest. Darn.
     

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