Barring Gene

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunnychooks, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone explain how the gene for barring works? If a barred rooster is bred to a solid color female will the chicks be solid? What if the female is barred and the roo solid? Or is it not as simple as that?
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's what I know:

    A barred male bred to any female will produce all barred chicks.

    A barred female with certain males like RIR, NHR and Brown Leghorn will produce sex-link chicks, with the male chicks being barred.

    It is much more complicated than that, but I don't know enough about it to explain. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hatched chicks from all Barred Rock mothers and different fathers, none barred. ALL the males had barring, none of the females had barring. If the Barred Rock had been the sire, ella is correct in that all chicks would be barred in some form.
     
  4. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    If the Barred Rock had been the sire, ella is correct in that all chicks would be barred in some form.

    Yep! I have 2 BR crosses. Their dad was my big boy, Rizzle. Rizzie's mom was a Dominique, so I guess she doesnt count, but Razz's mom was a brown EE. He is Barred, but he has a thick, stocky body like his mom. He also has a few brown and green feathers mixed in.​
     

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