The coloration topic is often misunderstood but one of the most sought after for information.

Chocolate Color Genes

Chocolate Color Genes Explained in Poultry I just recently came home from the second Crossroads of America Poultry show which had 10,276 birds shown.  While I was there I noticed that there were Chocolate OEGB and Polish and I was lucky enough to be getting some Chocolate Orpingtons. I was …

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The Barred Gene Use in Chickens

The Barred Gene Use in Chickens The barred coloration is something most people that keep chickens have seen. Barred rocks, creles, and several other birds carry the barring in their feathers. The barring gene is an absence of coloration in the feather. The barring gene causes white pigment in bars …

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