The Story of MORAVIA Barred
The start of layer breeding goes to 1962 when the first layer hybrid called Moravia (mix of LB and RIR line) was bred and reproduced in Školní zemědělský podnik Žabčice (School Agricultural Company). The two original lines were imported from Alexander Angell company. In 1973 and 1974 three other clean source lines were imported from Babcock company in England. Based on two Bar Plymouth Rock lines and one Rhode Island Red line the final hybrid B-390S was produced. For B-380 hybrid production two other synthetic lines were imported. In the half of eighties, the hybrids were sold under the trade name Moravia SSL (brown variety) and Moravia BSL (black variety).
Cooperation in the practical and scientific area brought success in the form of a new hybrid with barred feathers. Moravia Barred hybrid was released to market in 2006.
The MORAVIA Barred Today
The breeding work of Moravia complex programme is focused to farms in Práče and Bantice, Czech Republic, where 10 original clean lines have been reared currently. Moravia Barred is perfectly suitable for small and backyard poultry flocks. Breeders who prefer robust and good living birds with regular production of eggs shall be interested in this hybrid. It is suitable for challenging conditions and is characterized by its unpretentiousness. The bird is calm and has balanced egg production during all production cycle.
More robust barred hybrid
Suitable for backyard flocks and less favourable conditions
|Growing Period||0 - 18 Weeks|
|Body Weight (15 Weeks of Age)||370g|
|Body Weight (18 Weeks of Age)||1660g|
|Feed Consumption (18 Weeks of Age)||6.6kg|
|Laying Period||18 - 74 Weeks|
|Age at 50% Production (Days)||157|
|Average Egg Weight||61.3g|
|Hen Housed Eggs||270|
|Average Feed Consumption per Day||128g|
|Body Weight (74 Weeks of Age)||2230g|