I have a small flock of BBS Ameraucanas from William Morrow lines. Definitely purebred for many generations. Yet, I have one splash hen (my ONLY splash hen) who has a clean face - no muff or beard. I am confused how this happened. After culling many of the extra roos what I have to work with at this point is:
2 blue hens
2 blue roos (each has a tiny bit of leakage that I may or may not decide to tolerate)
1 splash hen with a clean face
8 black hens who seem ok
8 black roos who seem ok
If I cull my only splash hen and my 2 blue roos with their leakage I am not left with much color diversity.
So my question on the splash hen is - is this some bizarre genetic throw back that will likely not show up in her offspring as long as daddy has a good muff and beard. OR will at least half her offspring have clean faces? How did it even happen in a long line of purebred birds?
With only black roos, 8 black hens, and 2 blue hens I feel like I am going to have an overwhelmingly majority black flock and I really want a great variety. What would you do to get the most variety with the least faults? Thank you for any help! I am very new to breeding