Leg Island Reds??

ThatGuy13

Hatching
Jun 17, 2019
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South Alabama
Ok so my first attempt at breeding has failed. I misunderstood and bred a Leghorn Rooster with Rhode Island Reds trying to make Golden Comets. I know where I went wrong but what do I have hatching. They are a combination of Black, whitish yellow, and brown chicks popping out of their eggs.
 

sylviethecochin

Free Ranging
Jun 14, 2017
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Central PA
Can you give a picture of this Leghorn rooster? A Leghorn should carry two copies of dominant white and two copies of the extended black pattern; every single one of his offspring should inherit dominant white and a black pattern gene and be solid white, maybe with a few black speckles.

EDT: Incidentally, RIRs are slow-feathering and Leghorns are fast-feathering. So any chick that is feathering in faster than the others are should be female.
 
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ThatGuy13

Hatching
Jun 17, 2019
2
1
7
South Alabama
Can you give a picture of this Leghorn rooster? A Leghorn should carry two copies of dominant white and two copies of the extended black pattern; every single one of his offspring should inherit dominant white and a black pattern gene and be solid white, maybe with a few black speckles.

EDT: Incidentally, RIRs are slow-feathering and Leghorns are fast-feathering. So any chick that is feathering in faster than the others are should be female.
 

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