I know this post is old, but just in case anyone looks it up for info: this is not a recessive gene. It's a dominant double-lethal gene. Recessive genes don't express at all with only one copy. Dominant genes do.
That's so disappointing, but thank you! I'm giving him another week to be really sure, but have a potential person lined up to take him. He's got such a great little personality, which I know is not uncommon for baby roosters, but it still sucks.
I'm really hoping to be wrong because he's a sweetheart, but he looks awfully rooish so far. Kinda just hoping to get a better sense of if there's hope in waiting or I should prepare to find him a new home. I don't have much experience with this breed.
My husband and I got two laying black Andalusians and a cochin mix earlier this year, and recently decided to expand.
I wanted something more unusual, so I jumped on a couple of two month old turken bantams when somebody decided they couldn't keep them with their full size flock. The little...