If it's a cockerel, breeding to all the original hens should give a few more white chicks, and a lot more black ones that carry the gene for white.Definitely continue posting pictures as the bird matures. Fingers crossed it's a pullet to make your job easier.
If you breed a white male to black hens, EVERY black chick they produce will be split to white. No test breeding needing.Crossing a white female back to her split father is certainly the easiest manner to produce more whites without producing a ton of blacks of which only some will be split to White and you won't know who's split without test breeding.
Ya this.If you breed a white male to black hens, EVERY black chick they produce will be split to white. No test breeding needing.
Albino chicken lmao?Hi All
I have a flock of BA's(5 hens 1 rooster). I raised them from 8 weeks old. At no point have they mixed with any other breed. I have hatched 2 successful clutches of chicks. With my second batch of chicks, one chick came out white. I figured the chick will become black once they start feathering. So @ 2 weeks old they have started feathering. Lo and behold the chick is getting white feathers.
So my question as a new chicken owner and aspiring breeder is: How?
I have attached a picture of the parents & the entire clutch, as well as a couple of close ups of the "white chick"
Please forgive me if I used the wrong thread
White one looks like a pullet.Hi Everybody
So here is the token white chick at 3 weeks old. I will try and post weekly pictures for the first 8 weeks.
Pullet or cockerel? Or too young to tell?
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Other chick for comparison:
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A second chick from same brood: View attachment 2884959 View attachment 2884960 View attachment 2884961
And pictures of dad & a possible mom:
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Thank you all for your input!