Breeding Different Color Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Orpingtons4me, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Orpingtons4me

    Orpingtons4me Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if I were to breed a black rooster with a white hen, what color chickens i would get from that, and also if I would get different color chickens if I had a white rooster and a black hen.
    Thanks for any information!
     
  2. chasinglights27

    chasinglights27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe Black is dominate over ever other, most likely the chicks will be all black with some white leakage! [​IMG] Not 100% sure though.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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  4. Orpingtons4me

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    Thanks!
     
  5. TallChickMagnet

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    Does breed have anything to do with it?
     
  6. chasinglights27

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    I believe so... if you breed a Black Australorp with a White Hen (Leghorn, Plymouth, etc) then the chicks will come out black due to the Australorps genetics. And in future generations the F1 chicks will eventually produce white or off-white chicks. But if youre breeing black mutts with white hens. you could get any color. [​IMG]
     
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