If you cross buff to white.....

rodriguezpoultry

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Mine came out white.

But it was a Columbian coloration (Light Brahma) to a Buff Orpington hen that resulted in a white bird with REALLY light Delaware markings.
 

Sonoran Silkies

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White does not dilute the pigment. It turns off its expression, but depending on the specific white (there are two separate genes, each of which have several alleles) genes & alleles resulting from the cross, you might end up with chicks who are all white or all buff; the more likely scenario is that you'll end up with a bunch of genes that were hidden making their appearance known--and what those genes may be is completely unpredictable--about the equivalent of saying, if I breed my buff hen what colour will the chicks be (notice the lack of mention of a rooster).

If you want to dilute the buff, you need to add a gene that dilutes red pigment: lav, di, cb or ig.
 

Krys109uk

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Kryptoniteqhs.....is that chick now an adult?

One would not particularly expect some chicks to be buff & some to be white from a white X buff mating. It all depends upon what genes the parents carry.
 

Sonoran Silkies

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Sonoran Silkies wrote:
lav, di, cb or ig.

Obviously I know what the first one is.... what are the other three?

Lavender, dilute, champaign blonde, & inhibitor of gold. lav & ig are recessive; Cb & Di are dominant (Di is incompletely dominant), so I should have capitalized their symbols. Lav also dilutes black pigment, and Di has some affect on black, but not as much as on red.​
 

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