Yeah sadly black is very dominant. They won't be totally black, more like this (I forgot to mention that the roosters from the wheaten cross won't have barring btw)I would like to avoid black birds. I have a small line of BCM and that is enough black for me.
The Orpington and cuckoo Marans, not the BC Marans. Those are birchen based. The splash rooster is technically black-based as well.ok, thanks that is very helpful information.
Below are photos are my other non- black roosters.
I'm not a big fan of barring either. (at least not on black)
Am I right to think that my black based roosters are : my lavender orpington, 2 BC Marans, 2 cuckoo marans?
Sorry- I didn't understand what you meant above.The Orpington and cuckoo Marans, not the BC Marans. Those are birchen based. The splash rooster is technically black-based as well.
Speckled Sussex are not black based, they are wheaten based. (I think. I can’t remember. They may be partridge or duckwing based if my memory fails me.)Sorry- I didn't understand what you meant above.
The photo of the last rooster is from a Speckled Sussex hen- is that black based?
Cuckoo marans and orpington are birchen based?