polish color genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickygirl2, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I seperated my polish colors for the season, my all white polish hen was in with a white crested blue roo. Their babies appear to be the same color as the roo. They are only a week old. So, if I crossed my hen with other polish colors, would I get those in the babies? Is the white color recessive ? Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what you tell me, I understand that your hen is resessive white. But, you don't know what genes she is hiding after/behind the white color. Self colored birds like blue and black will always produce blue and black birds with her. The laced varieties which are combination a 3 or 4 genes and because you don't know what genes she is hiding, you can not expect pure laced birds.
     
  3. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laced birds being silver laced , buff laced, any others?
     
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