want to get Creole feathering

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bantu, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I breed a black Copper Maran rooster over Barred Rock Hen can I get Creole feathering?
     
  2. PeepersMama

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    Crele is barring over red duckwing (aka black breasted red). Breeding a maran roo to a BR might get you something similar, but not quite the same. If you want to get crele, then look for a a partridge rock or other partridge breed. Partridge and BBR are similar enough to get crele chicks, but a maran's coloring isn't "close enough."
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No. You'll get black sex links. Males single barred with a messy barring and a lot of red leakage. Females solid (non-barred) with red leakage.

    As stated above, crele isn't just a barred bird with some red. True crele is black breasted red as a base color. Think Welsummer, brown Leghorn, that coloring. Then add barring on top of that.
     
  4. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. I'll see what happens. Sex link wouldn't be too bad. Maybe slow grow meat birds.
     

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