I was outside working on the fence and the shed and I saw the little man doing his business. He is finally mating, hopefully with more than a few hens! In a week or so I will check fertility .
Hoping to do a test hatch when my girls that lay the largest blue eggs start showing they are fertile. I have two hens that are mixed Ameraucana/White Leghorn crossed back again to unrelated pure White Leghorn. These hens have produced black hens in the past (obviously only 50% of the time, the other 50% are dominant white). Crossing the U of A blues cockerel to them should yield 50% dominant white, split blue and black under this and 25% blue, 25% black. They should be 100% pea combed so long as the cockerel is homozygous, and 50% should have homozygous pea comb/blue egg genes from the cross. Future crosses can test for homozygous inheritance of blue egg/pea comb. I know my blue egg gene is still linked to the pea comb gene in my stock because of how many test hatches I have done.