How did I get a white chick when I don’t have any white hens?

BreWyatt

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I’m not all that great with chicken color combos yet but I’m Curious as to how I got this white chick with random/few black feathers out of my last hatching? And what she possibly is? None of my chickens are white but I do have a lavender roo and my hens are chocolate orphingtons, RIR, cinnamon queen, calico princess, golden laced Orpington, barred rock and Australorp. Can someone explain to me maybe which hen had her and how she ended up white? Thanks! (Pictures do her no justice, she’s white white, no yellow tint or anything)
 

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Sasha-chickens

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Cinnamon Queens "aka Red Sexlinks" carry white.
The genes of the chicken can be carried down through each generation and even though you have no white chicken
I’m not all that great with chicken color combos yet but I’m Curious as to how I got this white chick with random/few black feathers out of my last hatching? And what she possibly is? None of my chickens are white but I do have a lavender roo and my hens are chocolate orphingtons, RIR, cinnamon queen, calico princess, golden laced Orpington, barred rock and Australorp. Can someone explain to me maybe which hen had her and how she ended up white? Thanks! (Pictures do her no justice, she’s white white, no yellow tint or anything)
chickens can carry genes down through many generations. your chicken may of possibly became white because of one of its genes.
 

CalBickieMomma

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Genetics can be fun. I let my mostly white (with some cream and light rust dusting) game hen hatch out chicks from a white bantam roo and ended up with four solid black babies, one brown with the chipmunk stripes, and four yellow/white like their parents. I was so thrilled! Turns out the roo’s mom was black :love .
 

Madhouse Pullet

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Genetics can be fun. I let my mostly white (with some cream and light rust dusting) game hen hatch out chicks from a white bantam roo and ended up with four solid black babies, one brown with the chipmunk stripes, and four yellow/white like their parents. I was so thrilled! Turns out the roo’s mom was black :love .
:D Pictures?

I’m not all that great with chicken color combos yet but I’m Curious as to how I got this white chick with random/few black feathers out of my last hatching? And what she possibly is? None of my chickens are white but I do have a lavender roo and my hens are chocolate orphingtons, RIR, cinnamon queen, calico princess, golden laced Orpington, barred rock and Australorp. Can someone explain to me maybe which hen had her and how she ended up white? Thanks! (Pictures do her no justice, she’s white white, no yellow tint or anything)
She is super cute!!
 

NatJ

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I’m not all that great with chicken color combos yet but I’m Curious as to how I got this white chick with random/few black feathers out of my last hatching? And what she possibly is? None of my chickens are white but I do have a lavender roo

You say your rooster is lavender. A lavender chicken is usually a black chicken (genetically speaking), with the lavender gene changing it to look lavender.

So it's common for lavender chickens to have black chicks when they're crossed to other colors.

But then the black can be modified by quite a few other genes, so you can actually get chocolate, lavender, blue, white, barred, mottled, and maybe more that I forget.

my hens are chocolate orphingtons, RIR, cinnamon queen, calico princess, golden laced Orpington, barred rock and Australorp.

Cinnamon Queen is probably the mother. She's brown with some white in her tail and around her neck and maybe a few other places, right?

A Rhode Island Red is a red chicken with a black tail.
A Cinnamon Queen is the "same" color--except that all black feathers are changed to white by a gene called Dominant White.

So the lavender rooster and the Cinnamon Queen hen can produce a chick that is all "black," except the black is changed to white by the Dominant White gene (and it leaves a few black flecks here and there.)

So I think your mystery chick has a Cinnamon Queen mother and the lavender father.
 

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