Any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clyphelia, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. clyphelia

    clyphelia Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2016
    First time poster here. I just hatched out a couple chicks from my pure white feed store "ameraucana" roo to a supposedly pure buff Orpington hen. I knew we'd get mutts, but wasn't really sure what to expect since we don't really know the genetics of the roo. One chick hatched out as a pale buff, but its wings are coming in with muddy speckling. The other chick came out nearly white with a black head spot and black stripes. Any thoughts on the genetics of the roo to produce those colors in babies?

    "Buff" chick

    Black and white chick
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi, and welcome to BYC! Sorry, I'm clueless on the genetics stuff but I'm sure other members will be along soon to help you out.

    All the best
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    HA! Chicken genectics-especially with the 'unknowns' is a challenge. Welcome to BYC!

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