Red and black?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rudy_rooster, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. rudy_rooster

    rudy_rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it genetically possible to have a chicken that is red and black? I mean truly red and black, like a barred bird with those colors, or black with red lacing. Something like that. Or are black and red both genetically dominate?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you can have a Red Barred bird with black on its tail...

    and you can have a Red/Gold laced bird on a black background.. so yes its possible
     
  3. rudy_rooster

    rudy_rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Do you know any breeds where these examples are common?
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    for the black and Red Barred you have the Rhodebar(Barred RIR)

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    as for the Red/Gold/Silver lacing on a Black background goes, the gentics are complicated most of this "Lacing" its not caused by the pattern gene found on laced birds... but one could work with birds tha show this trait and breed for it

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  5. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. rudy_rooster

    rudy_rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, thanks for the photos. I'd read about the Rhodebar recently... very cool.
     
  7. rudy_rooster

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  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    How about the obvious- Rhode Island Red
     
  9. rudy_rooster

    rudy_rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, of course.
     
  10. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    Barnevelders and Dark cornish have red (gold) and black lacing. They can come in blue/red laced and black/silver laced too.

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