Breeding black to white?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Which is dominant? Or is there a dominant color?
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I'm not sure how the dominant colors work- think it depends on the bird. but I have hatched dozens of chicks from my black cochin roo and white hen, and every chick was black.
  3. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I had a BRH game roo breed a white and a red laced bantam Indian game hens. Out of he eggs I kept I hatched 1 white 1 charcoal 3 gray 1 black mutt hens and 1 gray roo with orange hackle and saddle feathers. All the offspring ended up with a bantam gamefowl body. Hens with gray legs, roo with yellow.
  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    I think it depends on whether you are dealing with a dominant or recessive white or black gene. I think both black & white dominant as well as black & white recessive.
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Black to white should give you all Black. Black is the dominant color.
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Depends on the white used. There is recessive and dominant white.
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    In my experiences. With dominant white, you end up with a white bird that possess black spots, a few black feathers somewhat resembling a splash, and occasionally a solid white bird. Recessive white I'm not sure on, probably the opposite i'd guess.. Not a genetic guru or anything, i base it off of personal experience.
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Quote:I believe that's how they make California Whites? Sounds right to me. With the recessive white you may expect black, but it depends on what the white could be hiding.
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    There are various ways a bird can be white.
    The most frequent is, probably, recessive white which, when the bird has two recessive white genes, stops all colour from the feathers. A bird can carry one recessive white gene without showing any sign of having that gene.
    Dominant white is another frequent gene causing white. Dominant white, primarily stops black pigment. Most all white birds which are dominant white, would have been black had they not had at least one dominant white gene. An otherwise black bird with only one dominant white gene tends, most often, to be white with black flecks.

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