Polish color? Barred and white?

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
65
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
My Coop
Hi Everybody! I inherited this Polish pair and can't figure what the male is (or color-cross he is).
He 'looks like' leaky white, but has a few barred feathers scattered around. Then I thought he might be splash barred.
-nope- I just hatched the first chicks from the pair and got what looks to be a white and two black w/ headspots (barred) chicks.
I'm more confused now as to what color or crossed-colors he might be. Thanks so much for any help.
 

Attachments

Amer

Enabler
Nov 8, 2017
3,857
53,574
1,157
Wisconsin
My Coop
My Coop
He is heterozygous for dominant white which means half of his chicks will be white. (With markings similar as his own.)
He is also heterozygous for barring so half of his chicks will have barring. (And the males are likely to show leakage.)
Keep a look out for solid black chicks too. He will produce those, though his sons may show leakage.
 

nicalandia

Crowing
10 Years
Jul 16, 2009
7,624
2,168
406
Stuck In a Dream
My Coop
My Coop
He's barred x buff laced. Buff laced is gold laced but with white replacing the black. That also explains the red leakage, which wouldn't happen in a white X barred cross.
You nail it..! He is genetically E/ER(Heterozygous Extended black/Birchen), Heterozygous dominant white(I/i+), sex linked golden(S/s+), sex linked heterozygous barred(B/b+)
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
65
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
My Coop
Thanks again! I truly would have never thought of buff laced being in his background.

So all the white offspring could also have that scattered barring?

He x that barred hen...
All the male offspring will have barring.
It could show as regular barring (black w/ white headspot chicks)
or white chicks, and the scattered barring will come in later?
Those could be males or females.
There could be female white chicks with no barring, right?
Is there any 'tell' on white chicks that they also have barring?
The only sex-able chicks would be a % of black (no headspot) female chicks?

It's been a few years since I tried to wrap my mind around new-to-me genetics.
 

Amer

Enabler
Nov 8, 2017
3,857
53,574
1,157
Wisconsin
My Coop
My Coop
Thanks again! I truly would have never thought of buff laced being in his background.

So all the white offspring could also have that scattered barring?

He x that barred hen...
All the male offspring will have barring.
It could show as regular barring (black w/ white headspot chicks)
or white chicks, and the scattered barring will come in later?
Those could be males or females.
There could be female white chicks with no barring, right?
Is there any 'tell' on white chicks that they also have barring?
The only sex-able chicks would be a % of black (no headspot) female chicks?

It's been a few years since I tried to wrap my mind around new-to-me genetics.
You are correct in all these statements.
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
65
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
My Coop
Thanks! Haha, I'm smarter than I thought.
Do you know if there is a 'tell' on the white chicks down from that cross, to tell at hatch if they inherited barring?
The white chick hatched the 2nd already has black spots showing in its new wing feathers, so it is a good bet that it inherited barring.
My friend I inherited them from hatched them from purchased eggs. She moved cross-country before the pair was mature. We are having a ball trying to guess genetics. Now that chicks are hatching, we are watching them close. I'll be shipping her their eggs to hatch as soon as the weather is cooler.
Someone mentioned the barred hen looks 'Houdan-ish'. She is 4-toed, but she does have a different body shape than the Polish I've seen before.
 

Attachments

Top Bottom