Black chicks, will they stay black?

Dona Worry

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I hatched out 7 chicks from my own birds this year, and Inam just idly wondering what they might look like when grown.
The parents: 3 eggs were from my gold laced wyandotte, 1 egg from a silver laced wyandotte, one from my EE, all crossed with my Black sex link x Lavender orpington roo.
Here is my silver laced (gold laced is no longer, sadly), rooster, EE hen, and some of their resulting chicks.
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Cookie, my EE chick. Looks identical to the others!
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Then I had 2 pure black chicks from this handsome boy, seen here with his gold laced hens. I hatched 1 polish, and another from the cream legbar.
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Only the poofafloof is from this rooster, the other is a wyandotte chick.

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I'm assuming the polish crosses will both stay pure black, as they are the blackest chicks that have ever been black, but what about the wyandotte crosses? What will those white tips on the wings and white spotted cheeks become? And what about my EE chick?
 

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Cyprus

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CYPRUS! Long time no see kiddo, glad to see you!
Are the polish and polish cross likely to have leakage as well? Or will this mysterious black override any other color?
Yes, they will. The white is recessive, likely based on black. The gold laced when crossed will throw mostly black birds with gold leakage.
 

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