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Chocolate barred wyandotte bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Notting Hill, May 21, 2013.

  1. Notting Hill

    Notting Hill Out Of The Brooder

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    Last month I got a chocolate wyandotte bantam rooster that I put in with 2 black wyandotte bantam hens and 2 barred wyandotte bantam hens. My first chick was tan with a dark brown head. Then I got a beautiful chocolate color chick. 25 chicks since then have all been black or barred black. Can I get chocolate barred chicks this way, or will it take another generation? I cannot figure out why the chicks are all coming out black - I expected the females to all be chocolate and the males black. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
    Reno,NV
    I would breed the chicks that are barred that should carry chocolate back to the parent to produce chocolate barred. I believe chocolate is like lavender you need one cross for the to be carriers and one cross to produce them. My guess was you had a secrect chocolate carring black, but this is not my area of expertixe so please correct me if I am wrong. I would love a fun project! is black barred recognized?
     
  3. TShelton54

    TShelton54 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a start in the first generation by crossing Barred male over Chocolate hen. Keep trying and you'll get there.
     
  4. TShelton54

    TShelton54 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did your Chocolate come from Sandhill? Or did you get them from Foley's? Chocolate from Sandhill are Dun gene and Chocolate crossed with Barred should have given you a few males with Dark Chocolate barring. All females would be non-barred from the cross you used. Foley's Chocolate Wyandottes are sex-linked recessive choc. Chocolate males would be pure for Chocolate and all females from this cross would be Chocolate, but not Barred.
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:if you the chocolate gene is the recessive sex linked one, they all of the females should hatch chocolate. if you get black femalas from that cross then you dont have recessive chocolate.. and no, you woul not get a Chocolate Barred chickens if you cross the chocolate rooster to a Barred hen... the males will look normal black barred but carry one chocolate gene.. you can mate this barred male that hides the chocolate gene to a chocolate pullets you hatch..
     
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  6. TShelton54

    TShelton54 Out Of The Brooder

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    If the Chocolate is from Dun and you cross Chocolate (Dun gene) male to a Barred hen half your males should be dark barred Chocolate and half Dark Barred ( All your males should have one gene for barring). All females would either be Black or Chocolate. I made mine with a Barred male over a Chocolate (dun gene )hen.
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So what about dun laced? I have ONE dun laced hen and I've had her in with a silver laced rooster for two years.

    She's laying daily but every egg this season has been a dud. I have tried letting her set (which she does well) and I've tried two different incubators. Nothing.

    I trimmed the feathers around both of their vents a few weeks ago and still, nothing.

    So I'm thinking about crossing her with a solid chocolate male? Yes? No?
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  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    That being said--if anyone has a bantam wyandotte rooster that would work (and that you're willing to sell) please let me know. I am scared something will happen to my one & only little hen and I'll be out of luck. :/
     
  9. TShelton54

    TShelton54 Out Of The Brooder

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    The problem may be with your male. Switching to another male, even a Chocolate may take care of your problem. It is at least worth a try.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you! He's only 2 and produced fertile eggs last year but nothing at all this. :(
    Here's another picture of my female:
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    So if I breed her to a solid chocolate...what am I going to get? Ironic that I bred chocolates for two years and then decided I didn't want to--and sold my flock last summer....but to someone (sort of) local....so I might be able to get a rooster from her....
     

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