We have two male (brown) barnevelder patterns in our standard. One is called double laced but the males only have single lacing, (I have heard some people have double laced ones but I'm not sure where their double lacing is) and they are supposibly the male version to the double laced females. The other colour is "partridge", these males have a solid black breast, the female equivalent is single laced female with odd peppering (no inner lacing/pencilling). So at first I supposed you breed each pattern to it's self as said above. But reacently I have seen (and now brought) groups with a 'partridge' male and 'double laced' females. My questions are: what is the genetic difference between these males? Will it have effect on the colour/patterening of the females??? Also I have bred a barnevelder rooster to some hybrid layers, shavers, and out of the resulting offspring none have outer lacing. Some have a we bit on pencilling others have quite a bit. Is this what is expected? Why are none laced? Thanks any one for any help!!