Question about phenotypes of Dominant white x Splash or blue crosses

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Manningjw, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am debating crossing my White Leghorn hen with a Blue English Orpington. I was wondering if the chicks that inherit the diluting gene from the Orpington will have splotches of blue feathers similar to a single dominant white gene chicken has occasional black feathers? If so I would do the cross. Has anyone done this?

    Basically i am imagining an Austra-white appearance but instead of black, I would have blue feathers and I could select those chicks for future crosses.
  2. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

    May 16, 2015
    I would love to know how this turned out

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