Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm
@Kev - random color question for you: If I were to put my Cream Legbar rooster over one or some of my NN pullets, which coloring in the NN would lead to the most interesting looking babies?
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- Ant Farm
Him over any of the NN will give all barred chicks.
With the black girls, they will come out black chicks with white head spot and grow up b/w patterned but most if not all will eventually show brown or red on their heads, necks plus breasts on the girls and on the back/saddles on the boys. The genetic reason for this is because the black feather is dominant.. but for other reasons, color leakage is to be expected, it's the amount that is the unknown. Could be barely any or quite a lot.
With the red/buff girls, very likely they will come out cream colored or light brown with variable striping on their backs. Barring head spot will be very variably noticeable from 'is it there??' to somewhat discernible with some having a fairly clear one. They will feather out and end up more or less like DesertChic's Biefelder-NN cross. Buff barred, light red barred. The reason for this is because the NN redbuffs are predominantly wheaten(which is dominant over the legbar red duckwing) and also due to the dominant Co(columbian) gene clearing the body of pattern in the red/buffs.
The partridge girl, some might turn out very legbar like, some sort of legbarish but darker... Possibly some very dark brown with random bars. if she is really partridge, then she is eb- the most recessive base pattern gene.. red duckwing(legbar) is dominant over this but it is common for some partridge to "peek through" and she also lacks the dominant Co gene which means the birds will tend to have the patterned feathers.