How to make barred

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlover54, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Hi, I am 110% commited to trying to make barred MGBs, its possible look at this
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Games/Mods/BRKModernBty.html
    it is the 7th picture, I have these colors to work with:
    white
    black
    birchen
    (I have other colors but don't see the use in them for this project)
    I need some help in who to breed to who, I don't really want to breed out like to barred OE, its just so hard to get the type good back.

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    I do not have a white hen to work with at the moment, only cock.
    If we need it I also have blue if that could help
    I need help through this c'mon genetic experts!
    I was thinkin first would be white to birchen......... am I right?
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for barred you need to introduce the gene.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Of course it's possible to get Barring in any breed but you have to outcross to get it, you can't get it just from the colors you have, if you really want to get it, it would be best to use an OEG male and a black MG female ( you may be able to use a white female also)

    But breed a light ( homo) barred male to a black ( solid) female and that will give all barred F1s, the breed the best F1 barred male ( he would be het barred) and breed him to a solid MG female and that would give all Barred males, 50% Barred females, and 50% Black females, and just keep crossing with the best barred male on pure MG females I beleive would be the only way you could get what you are wanting.
     
  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Quote:Thanks! that will help! Does anyone have a barred OE cockeral they will sell LOL, I don't have that color.
     
  5. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I have seen a few Barred Moderns. There are some people working on them. Try the Modern Game Bantam club for leads.
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Fully agree with RAREROO, you will have to outcross, try eggbid, there's loads of oegb's on there, doesnt have to be good quality, just good color as that's all you want out of it, then about 4-6 generations of crossing back to the moderns with hi selection each round to the best looking barred offspring til you get them back.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You could try looking/ asking here

    Chris
     

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