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First time poster here. I just hatched out a couple chicks from my pure white feed store "ameraucana" roo to a supposedly pure buff Orpington hen. I knew we'd get mutts, but wasn't really sure what to expect since we don't really know the genetics of the roo. One chick hatched out as a pale buff, but its wings are coming in with muddy speckling. The other chick came out nearly white with a black head spot and black stripes. Any thoughts on the genetics of the roo to produce those colors in babies?


"Buff" chick


Black and white chick
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Hi, and welcome to BYC! Sorry, I'm clueless on the genetics stuff but I'm sure other members will be along soon to help you out.

All the best
Ct
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HA!   Chicken genectics-especially with the 'unknowns'  is a challenge.  Welcome to BYC!  

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 14 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant rooster: Dapper Dan....

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