I had a strange question. While on BYC I saw a photo of a gorgeous snowy tan colored hen with dark brown hackle feathers. She was one of the most beautiful hens I've ever seen. However, I can't find the picture now! Does anyone know the genetics behind how to make a chicken like this or have a similar picture of one?
Do you mean something like this? These are Pioneers, with a Wellsummer in the first photo, which are a kind of mutt "breed" bred for meat, so who knows exactly what are in them. The ones I've purchased have either been this color, or barred in shades of red/white and yellow/white. It's my understanding it's the columbian gene that makes for the dark hackles and light body pattern.