There were only two hens in that tin at the time. A Blue Red hen and the White hen.
I think there were only three to hatch. A Black Gold, a Blue Red, and the white one. She was solid white at hatch and developed the black flecks as she matured. Fairly positive the white one was her mother.
The mother, the white one, was a hen I bought at an auction do I know nothing of the background. Fairly certain it was not a splash because she looked a lot like a White Leghorn, she was a smaller hen than this pullet, the rooster had added size to his chicks.
The Cinnamon roosters mother I'm fairly certain was my Columbian hen, she was by the Salmon rooster out of a hen that was a odd color almost a Salmon Buff color, who I feel fairly certain was from a Black Tailed Buff NN. Of course there was Barred in her background also.
His dad was a Barred rooster who had a lot of Orange leakage, as in New Hampshire orange.
So you think the possibility is there for some pure whites from the cross?
was it silvery tinted white or a cream color like leghorn chick?
IF she is dominant white, with the color being leaks.. then the columbian roo is excellent pairing for her but also if you have a good solid black roo, he would be good, maybe even better for solid whites. Dominant white has strong effect on black but not so much on red/gold pigments. Essentially if you throw a DW on a solid black chicken it will become solid white.
However as for using black roo... is leg color important? If you want a yellow leg white, really have to use a barred roo as the barring will remove the black from the legs. Otherwise you end up with usually blue leg or green leg whites
Edited by Kev - 3/17/16 at 7:02pm