Is black the dominant color gene?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenphile, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently tried to incubate some of my chicken eggs. I had a black silkie and a black jersey giant rooster in the pen with standard and bantam hens. My hens were various colors(white, buff, splash and black). All the chickens that hatched successfully (two) are black. The ones that died in the shell:( were black also. Do I need to get a different color rooster to get a color other than black? I would like some buff or splash colors in my flock.

    thanks
    Chris
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Black X white.. depending on recessive/dominant white, comes out white birds with black spots. Black and splash would make blue, other then that though the blacks would take over the other colors..
     
  3. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what color rooster should I get to get the most color variations with a buff hen, and a white hen?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    A buff roo and a white roo...

    If you want a specific color, get the specific color roo, otherwise you are rolling the dice. Breeding cross colors may produce a chick colored the way you want, but the chances are slim to not ever.
     
  5. DTchickens

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    Quote:well if you're not looking for any actual color, and just want a pretty flock.. Golden/silver duckwings, spangles, Barred/crele, and other "odd" colors really throw some in there [​IMG].. if you want actual colors, BBred-white=Red pyle, (and have also heard.. if bred properly.. it can produce a Silver duckwing). buff is just good to breed with buff as far as I KNOW.
     

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