Originally Posted by chickengr
thank you. sounds like nice colours to me.
the white one that I want to breed to BCM has a floppy comb and lays 5-6 eggs/wk. I guess she has some white leghorn blood. so dominant white + dominant BCM - what can I expect?
dominant white x BCM= all cream chicks, some might have random little black spots and feather out white. Many will eventually show buff color on the necks(well, not on a NN lol), and the roosters will have the red on the same areas as on the BCM- on the saddle and wing bow.
If she is not pure for dominant white, then half of the above and half BCM. Might have some surprises, like barred, blue, or birchen pattern(same as BCM but replace the red with white) and possible in the later generations different patterns will show up such as either whites or reds with black tails, reds with white tails, birchens or whites with even more color, etc.
It's because dominant white really only works on black pigments and has little effect on the red/gold pigments so to make a solid white using dominant white, they have to first create a solid black chicken and they like to throw in other things like barring, blue, mottle etc to make the white color a cleaner crisper white and also the barring/mottle helps make the legs a solid color(by the way you will start to see white legs, possibly right in the first cross but for sure the later generations along yellow, possibly blue and green).
Edited by Kev - 10/25/15 at 10:41pm