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Pair of black shamo had two white chicks!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kleber, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. kleber

    kleber Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of black shamo who hatched one pair of white chicks. I'm wondering how this happened? i was surely expecting black chicks with may be a little white since the rooster has some white in him, but certainly not all white. I will post pics a soon as i take one.
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Blacks carrying recessive white? There are white Shamos out there.
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I've had a bunch hatch white, and turn color after they get older
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That would be wheaten then. Which is very likely, considering Wheaten is the most common e base in Shamos.
     
  5. kleber

    kleber Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks are now developing their first feathers and they are white. I have had weathen AGF chicks hatch and their feathers start to turn dark right away but dnt stay white. And the two chick were the only two chicks that hatched from 5 eggs. The other 3 didnt make it. Now i have a surrogage hen sitting on another 5 eggs. I have 5 more which i will have to put in my incubator along with some rajah murgh asil eggs.
     

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