This color chick always barred as adult?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JustPeachy, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. JustPeachy

    JustPeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Waynesboro, Ga
    I was wondering if black chicks that have the white dots on the head and wings and white/yellow bellies, are they always barred when they mature? I just noticed that the chicks I have had before that were colored this way ended up being barred... Someone gave me some fertile eggs to try out my new incubator and the chicks hatched out marked like this, the guy has several breeds of chickens that are free ranging so he doesn't know what he gave me but I know he has some domineckers so I wasn't sure if that is what I got or not... He also had some "sex links" but I don't really think he knows what they are.
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yes, white dots on the head are always indicative of barring, however, they won't always appear completely barred. If I cross my Cuckoo Araucanas out to another color, the chicks are born with the dot, but grow up with barring so smudged and faint one wouldn't know it is barred until I said so.

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