1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

chances of getting white crested black polish?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by XxB0rd3rsxX10, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    180
    2
    91
    Jul 13, 2011
    im incubating some of my crested polish eggs and was really hoping for a white crested black chick. the mom and dad are not white crested black but the hen's father was.
    so i was wondering how slim my chances at getting that colored chick? is there any chance of getting a white crested black or should i just go buy one somewhere?

    here are a few pics of the hen and roo
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    the hens father was a white crested black roo
    [​IMG]

    thanks
     
  2. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    180
    2
    91
    Jul 13, 2011
    guess my chances arent very high
     
  3. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

    131
    4
    91
    Apr 26, 2011
    I'm not the expert
    but I'd give it 50/50
    the black in the hen's parent was recessive to the dominant white
    but will be dominant over the buff
    There may be some other factors at play (dun?)
    You could get a variety of colors
    But my guess is half will be white
    some or all of the rest will be black
    I'll be interested to see if I'm right
    but not shocked if we get surprised
    these colors aren't carried on the same allele
    so it can get complicated and will get more so
    in successive generations
    walt
     
  4. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    You won't get a white crested black. I'm also not sure how your hen's father is a WC Black because that hen looks splash, which would make it impossible for her father to be a black.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  5. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

    131
    4
    91
    Apr 26, 2011
    again I'm not expert but other than being Polish
    just color pattern the hen looks like Austra White
    Which is a cross between a black Austalorp and a white leghorn
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  6. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

    131
    4
    91
    Apr 26, 2011
    Oh!, and just to add more confusion to the mix
    40 some years ago I bred some AustraxWhites to AustraxWhites
    The chicks were
    some white with black specks like mom and dad
    some black like the Grandpas
    some white like the Grandmas
    and some Blue
    so I have to guess the White leghorns
    carried the Blue/Splash gene
     
  7. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    180
    2
    91
    Jul 13, 2011
    he is a pic of the chicks that i hatched, but i didnt get a wc black, instaed i got all black?? im confused [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by