****OEGB strange colored chick**** UPDATE

SundownWaterfowl

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Both of these chicks came from one of my Self Blue Old English pairs.
The one chick is normal colored, but the other chick is almost white. What is up with that?

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Poulets De Cajun

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recessive white.... LOL It happens.

I bred my lavender roo to my black hens and got a solid white chick... As me how that happened.... RECESSIVE WHITE! I was shocked.

See, both of these chicks are from a lavender to black breeding... go figure.

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Poulets De Cajun

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I dont know actually. You would think that she'll carry a copy of the recessive lavender gene, but I'm not sure. I kept my white chick only because she was SUCH a nice baby. If I dont use her for showing she'll just be a pet.
 

blackdotte

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Blue to Blue mating give equal numbers of Blue and Splash chicks. Splash is white with odd blue feathers. This most likely what you have.
To get recessive White, both coloured parents must carry the gene.
No reason why you can't breed with it.
You have no reason to be shocked, just brush up on a bit of poultry genetics, " knowledge is a light burden to carry".
David
 

Guitartists

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They are speaking of Self-blue birds.. aka lavender. Not the same as the Andalusian Blue that results in BBS.
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Self blue is supposed to breed true... 100% Self-blue offspring
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SundownWaterfowl

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They are speaking of Self-blue birds.. aka lavender. Not the same as the Andalusian Blue that results in BBS.
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Self blue is supposed to breed true... 100% Self-blue offspring
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Yes, thats what I am speaking of, so there is no way it could be a splash.
 

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