Wanting to get white

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amyquilt, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    If I am crossing a barred and a white, and wanting to get white, do I use a white roo and a barred hen or a barred roo and a white hen???

    TIA~!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I believe it depends on which white you're using and what they're hiding.

    If you put dominant white roo on barred hen you will get white offspring.
    If you put recessive white roo on barred hen you will get black and barred offspring likely. The roos should be barred and the pullets black. Take those black pullets back to your rec white roo and you should get 50/50 black and white.

    A barred roo over dom white hens would result in white offspring.
    A barred roo over recessive white hens would result in all barred offspring.
     
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:thank you so much! This is exactly what I was needing!! [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome Amy! I hope it all works out for you.
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    It could be advantageous to do both matings i.e white to barred & barred to white. Then breed the offspring of one group with the offspring of the other. There are some sex linked genes which involved which it could be to your advantage to keep.
     

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