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The only way that either of those parents would throw a white chick is if they are carrying recessive white. And that would mean that the parents aren't as 'purebred' as you think they are.

 

 

Excuse me, some buff lines carry dominant white.  (just now noticed Pyxis already covered this, my apologies for repeating)

 

Not entirely unreasonable for this chick to be a dominant white with the light down and feathers on what could have been a black downed chick.

 

by the way the chick is probably a pullet as orpingtons have a sex linked gene that makes their legs white. It also has a negative effect on black skin.  In theory, cockerels would have either normal looking skin or nearly so with either really pale gray or patchy skin with the pullets being visibly darker but then the black skin expression varies so wildly nothing black or white could be said about it, ha...


Edited by Kev - 10/7/15 at 2:56pm
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all of them are beautiful but the NN is special!

Thanks! His name is Bowtie. Since this picture he's gotten some orange on his head and in his wing bows. And I mean orange - like bright orange, not rusty red or buff. His white father must have had quite the interesting set of colors underneath his dominant white.
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I love that! I wonder if she's get any more silver as she matures? She's certainly a looker.
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