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Suki

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Bantam Variety: Barred
« on: April 21, 2016, 07:20:59 PM »
I was thinking that a bantam variety that I could start in is Barred.  It should be simple enough, black and white make barred, assuming no one is dominant white with the inhibitor gene right?




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Mike Gilbert

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Re: Bantam Variety: Barred
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 10:36:58 PM »
Many have tried and failed to create barred Ameraucana.   The problem is that the sex-linked barring gene inhibits dermal melanin, so it is next to impossible to get them with truly slate shanks.
All Ameraucanas have slate (or black) shanks.  Black is just slate with melanin in the epidermis layer of skin on the leg.   Better try something else. 
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Re: Bantam Variety: Barred
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 10:44:33 AM »
Oh yes, the slate leg would be an issue, totally slipped my mind.  Pity, but thanks for the heads up Mike, otherwise that would have been wasted effort.

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Re: Bantam Variety: Barred
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 01:58:38 AM »
I completely agree with Mike on this one. After seeing the results of other people's breeding. I abandoned the idea.
Also the barring gene seems to affect feather width and skull size in birds.

There are many current accepted varieties that need help to improve.

Of the top of my head Silver, Brown Red
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Re: Bantam Variety: Barred
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 06:55:40 AM »
White bantam AM hen, with a Golden Crele Legbar, result. Need to take better photos and they do have slate legs.  Wrong comb and so on.

Reverse baring. 

They will go into my tick eating flock and most likely not bred.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 06:57:35 AM by Shari Nees »