Barred Dutch


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Posted by Marvin Carman on May 13, 19104 at 21:39:43:

I am a new member of ADBS, and I failed to send in my Breeds list. I have several varieties and have been working with them for some years.

My question: I just received some Barred Dutch. Jaffrey's article states that a light-barred rooster mated to a black hen will produce all barred offspring. Does that black hen have to be out of barred breeding? It seems to me that if a hen requires only one barring gene to be barred, then a black hen does not carry the gene??? I have plenty of really good show-quality blacks and I would like to use some of these on these Barred to improve type. Hope someone can answer my question.


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