- Aug 11, 2014
I have a black rooster and different color hens, but every time a hen goes broody they always hatch out a black chick. Does anyone know why im not getting any other colors
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Yes they will be different when the adult feathers come in, I had 2 grey down chicks and when their adult feathers came in one was grey with black lacing and the other was black with iridescent green and purple you only see if the sun hits it rightdo your chicks change colors when they get their adult feathers? i had a black chick that was a cross between a black roo and a white hen, and grew up to be gray barred.
the rooster is clearly homozygous(two copies of Extended Black) for dominant black, therefore 100% of any of his offspring will be heterozygous(one copy) dominant black. Unless you cross him to a breed with a black dilution mutation(Blue/Splash/Dun/Dominant White) you will always get black chicks with cream underbelly.I have a black rooster and different color hens, but every time a hen goes broody they always hatch out a black chick. Does anyone know why im not getting any other colors