Are true breeding bantams double recessive for the small trait? I want to get some white Cornish game birds but can't find any. Was wondering what would happen if we crossed a good large dark Cornish rooster to a white Cornish banty. Am thinking the offspring will all come out large on the first or initial cross. Then if we selected the best largest whitest ones we would get 25% banty's in the "f2" generation and 25% homozygous and 50% heterozygous large offspring. It might be easier than locating large white Cornish birds. We can find white Cornish banty's but no whites. It would take some time and generations to work out both traits if i am correct about the small trait being recessive. maybe it's the other way around? I need to find a good book or two about chicken genetics. Anybody have some good suggestions? I know how to make fertile eggs and select traits but need to know more information about recessive and dominant chicken genetic traits.