The Autosexing Barred Barnevelder

A trio of autosexing barred barnevelders in a show cage

Many , including me for a while thought these existed no longer. They are continental EU only.

The auto-sexing Barnevelder was produced by adding the barring gene to a good strain by a repeated system of back crossing. The males are homozygous for the gene and are hatched whitish and grow up light barred.

The females being haplozygous are hatched brown striped and grow up greyish brown. The sexes can be readily identified at birth.

Below: An autosexing Barred Barnevelder.

Recognised in Germany in 1988.

Bred in Germany with the aid of auto-sexing Bantam Bielefelder. Bantam Niederrheiner and Bantam Italiener (German-type Leghorn) were also crossed in.

Barnevelder breed profile.