I already posted this in the genetics board with ZERO response. I suppose the "mutt" part of my question threw people off? This board has always been very helpful, so I thought I would try here. We have a wonderful Rooster, Leroy, who is a White Marans. He is 6-7 mo old and performing his duties well. We thought about hatching some of the eggs from his flock for fun. No real goal in mind, just hoping to produce darker brown egg layers as well as some Olive Eggers. I am curious as to how the white feather gene will work. From what I understand it is recessive? So is it safe to assume that since none of our hens are white, we will not get any white chicks? Also feathered feet. None of our hens have feathered feet. He does. How will this play out genetically? Lastly is it safe to assume that all of his offspring will in fact lay darker eggs than their mothers (because of his dark egg gene)? The following is the flock he is over: Barred Rock Speckeled Sussex Buff Orpington Partridge Rock 3 Easter Eggers (one is solid light grey) Black Australorp Thanks for any advice or information you might have. I was an art major and have zero experience in genetics!