Bantam dark cornish eggs, 2 hatched black? Colour gene question: how?

Phoenixxx

Songster
8 Years
Aug 8, 2012
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Boutilier's Point, Nova Scotia
I bought some hatching eggs off a guy who's kept a pretty closed flock of bantam dark cornish that he had been breeding for nine years. Most of his birds were actually white-laced-red, but the others were a darker rust colour and no other breeds in with them. Well, my eggs have hatched, and i have a few pure white (NOT yellow, like how most white chickens are as chicks), a lot of white with pale rust markings, a few that are more richly coloured and then two black - beaks and legs included! How is this possible? Are they "throwbacks"? I tried searching for how colour genetics work in the cornish but couldn't find anything.
 

JRNash

Crowing
May 16, 2015
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Mauriceville,Texas
Go to the meatbird ETC forum, get on the thread : First Run of cornish meat birds and super excited.
I'm fairly certain someone on that thread can help you.
Also try asking Fat Daddy he raises SOP cornish
 

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