black leghorn rooster X white leghorn hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kerri10, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. kerri10

    kerri10 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have bred a purebreed black leghorn rooster with a purebred white leghorn hen resulting in two white leghorn pullets with few black speckles not to noticeable. my question is if i breed these pullets with a mottled leghorn rooster what colour offspring will i get ???? would like to add some coloured leghorns to my flock.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote: You should get White and Black offspring from you second cross.

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  3. kerri10

    kerri10 Out Of The Brooder

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    chris all white and all black or will i get mixed white and black???
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you will get 50 percent leaky whites(as you did the first time) and 50 percent blacks, all of them will carry the recessive autosomal mottling gene, they will not look mottled but will the one copy of this gene hidden
     

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