Buff Bantam Cochin x Black Frizzle Cochin - What do I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by southernhusky, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Assuming the black frizzle does not have 2 copies of Frizzle(my 7 week old chicks still have some growing to do and I've got to get pictures to ask opinions on if they are double frizz).

    I'm going to assume that Buff coloration would be dominant to Black but when I used chicken calculators the produced coloring was 100% "black unicolor". I know theres more genes at work and I'm usually good with genetics but the huge amount of variables is throwing me off.

    Even if I select both offspring on the calculator(which it claims are Black unicolor with 1 Mahogany gene) all their offspring are still black....

    I do understand the frizzle inheritance in that I will get 50/50 smooth and frizzle with single gene. Just not grasping the color inheritance aspect.
     
  2. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what the "wild type" color for cochins is but if the 2 colors arent related/interact in some way wouldn't all the chicks appear wild type and carry both the buff and black genes?
     

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