Cross Breeding question...barnevelders and Wyndottes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rich1451, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. rich1451

    rich1451 New Egg

    Jan 15, 2011
    Anyone ever cross bred Barnavelders and gold laced wyndottes? what did the resulting bird look like? Any luck with wulsummers aand Barnavelders?
  2. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens


    Both welsummers and wyandottes have been crossed with Barnevelders. Wyandottes were used to create many of the "new" colors in Europe (black, white, silver double laced, and blue double laced) . Around 1898 a rough version of the Golden Wyandotte even used in the creation of the Barnevelder. Welsummers were also crossed with Barnevelders for various reasons like for vigor, egg color, disease resistance and even by mistake. Crossing with welsummers really messes up the double lacing pattern for generations. Gold laced wyandottes will also not improve egg color and the "columbian" gene will mess up the double laced pattern.

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