Thanks! I have trouble telling black-breasted red from wheaten.
I have a little barred pullet (she is either wheaten barred or crele, I can't tell) that I'll put him back with and that should give me better barring.
Dipsy Doodle Doo:
If you breed that Crele Rooster to a B.B. Red Hen you should get 100% Intermediate Males and 100% Crele Females... The Intermediant roosters should have a richer color maybe even better barring...
Dipsy Doodle Doo wrote: Is this a Crele or just another Wheaten w/ barring?
I'm confused.....What are you breeding the birds with, that you are uncertain of whether the birds are wheaten with barring or duckwing with barring (crele)?
It looks to me that your male has one barring gene; if that is the case only half of his female offspring would have barring.
If there is doubt about whether your male is barred duckwing (crele) or barred wheaten & I were guessing, I'd guess him to be barred wheaten because I'd expect to see gold & some black in the barred hackle of a barred duckwing (crele) with one barring gene. Or perhaps both eWh/e+....depending upon the birds being bred.
But I could be completely wrong.