If I cross a Splash cochin rooster and a white cochin hen

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  1. Cassidy Love

    Cassidy Love Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am buying a trio of bantam cochins and the rooster is a splash and the hens are white. What will i get?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

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    Completely unpredictable, and each of the whites could easily give you different results. That is an odd trio. Trios are supposed to be all the same variety (or at last something that breds together such as BBS).
     
  3. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing mostly white with speckles though I'm not sure. I mixed a black sex link hen too a dark Brahma Roster and and some chicks were blue with feathered legs, and other where black with feathered legs. I once herd that the boy chicks of a mixed breed will look more like there mother, and girl chicks will look like there dad's. But I'm not sure if that's true
     
  4. Corny Caleb

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    If the parents have a lot of hidden genetics, the chicks may look TOTALLY different from them.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

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    Whites ALWAYS have a lot of hidden genetics (pretty much everything except white it hidden [​IMG]) In cochins, white is recessive, so chances are very good that there will be no white chicks at all, but if there are, they will be completely white, and you will then know that the non-white dad is split to recessive white.
     
  6. Corny Caleb

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    Cool, I did not know that. I did know BLUE'S have a lot of hidden genetics, But I didn't know whites do. I'm planing on mixing some Turkeys this year, so I'll see how that turns out.
     

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