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Barring question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    One of the chicks I had hatch today looks like it will be barred but I am wondering where this barring gene would have come from. Let me show you the background:

    Mom: Cross of EE hen and Golden Lakenvelder roo

    Dad: BCM


    Maternal G-ma:


    She is my only white egg layer so I am positive she is the mom and the only other roo is my showgirl. She shows no silkie traits.

    So where is the barring most likely popping from?

  2. lildinkem

    lildinkem Songster

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hi, Nice little girl. I believe that is a lacing gene. I have several EE's that have that look.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    What does the chick look like?
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    It is dark blue or black with the "barring dot" on its head. I will get a picture later. It has mama's chubby cheeks for sure, her name is Chubby Bubby.
  5. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    At a guess you do not have a barred chick, but a chick showing autosomal penciling in its juvenile feathers. This is the result of the presence of the Pattern gene.
    A photo and time will tell.

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