Re: Barred Dutch


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Posted by CJR on May 14, 19104 at 11:29:15:

In Reply to: Barred Dutch posted by Marvin Carman on May 13, 19104 at 21:39:43:


Jeffrey refers to the Carefoot book, "Creative Poultry Breeding". There is a good section on the Barred and Mottled varieties.
In adding new varieties to Dutch Bantams in the U.S, we are limited in the sources (breeds) of those that are compatible (or more successful) with Dutch. Where the barred gene comes from (breed) makes a great difference in the outcome in the Dutch recipient, as it responds differently in different breeds. Creation of "new" varieties in a breed, is a work of patience and sometimes years--but a stimulating project! CJR


: 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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