Is black a dominant gene? I know next to nothing about chicken/color genetics, but figured someone here definitely would. I have chicks hatching today and the first 4 have all hatched out black. One is more of a smokey gray, the other 3 have white chests and wing tips. The dad is a Black Frizzle Cochin....the possible moms are 2 Mille Fleur d'Uccles, a Silver Sebright, 2 Wheaten OEGBs, a White Cochin or a black Japanese. I have various colored Silkie hens also (Splash, Partridge, Black, Blue, White), but none of the chicks have 5 toes or black skin...so I am mostly ruling them out. With the hens I have, is it possible to get any color chicks but black? And will they all feather out black or is it possible for them to get some sort of color variations? I want to add some more bantams to my group and possibly frizzles, but worried all I will get are black ones. Thanks for any help!