No one get out the pitchforks and whips, but I have a question that I cannot seem to find answer too. Is there any problem or down side to having a mixed flock of Mottled and Black Java?
Background mottled - I have several very nice mottled cockerels but no pullets from a black male x mottled female. Not my cross, I hatched some eggs from the cross but all cockerels.
Background - I have a pure black flock that is a work in progress. The recessive white gene does show up in the black line from time to time, less than 5%. Is there any reasons why this is a bad idea to take a "good" black Java and breed it with my mottled cockerels?
I realize I will be introducing the mottled gene into my black flock, but isn't the gene already there?