Is White Dominant?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LilChickCoop, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After crossing a Brown Leghorn Roo (crossed with a black mottled something with a pea comb) and a white rock, the resulting chicks are mostly white (some with spots). I expected them to have more color.... is white dominant?
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    u should post pics! and crossing the leghorn with the moltted chicken created a chicken with white right? then u crossed it with something with more white. so maybe thats y theres so much white
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    White is either dominant or recessive, yes. In this case it is dominant.



    Mottling is recessive though.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:and Dominant White is represented as I/I, and i+/i+ is the wild none dominant counter part. I/i+ birds can be almost white with some black(or blue if blue is pressen) leakage

    that was dominant white and its wild counter part.. now to the recessive white gene, which is a different gene.

    recessive white is represented as "c" and can only be seen(white bird) if said bird is homozygous for it(having 2 copies of c/c). AND C+ is the wild dominant none white gene and if a bird is C+/c it will be black. only a mating of C+/c x C+/c will yield some recessive whites. or if you mate C+/c with a c/c(recessive white) bird..

    here is Tim schooling
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