black chick without black in flock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiffanya, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just had a broody hatch out a black and white chick. I know its half speckled sussex and the other half?... Sussex, white orp or buff orp (those are the only options). I don't know a thing about chicken genetics. Anybody have any ideas?
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if u mix sussex to any think u almost always get black
     
  3. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? This surprises me. I guess I figured it would be some lighter version of the sussex red. Do you know why genetically?
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u need two bird with the mottled gene to produce the white spots
     
  5. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I appreciate the input. I did get an email from a family that bought hatching eggs off of me a few weeks ago, with pictures of the chicks they hatched out. It looked like about half of their sussex/orpington crosses ended up with significant black on them. I had been curious where it came from.
     
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ???

    The white rooster is probably black based under the recessive white.
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so is a sussex
     
  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so is a sussex

    No, I mean solid black.
     
  9. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for helping this all make a bit of sense. It wasn't something I had though much about until I ended of with three broodies in the last three weeks. My roo is sussex so I'll jus wait and see what I end up with, but won't be surprised with several black chicks. He/she was cute either way.
     

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