Question Re: White Orpingtons

The Kooky Kiwi

Dec 23, 2017
New Zealand, Golden Bay
HI Team. I have a new friend who has a white orpington hen, currently paired with a lavender araucana roo. She was wondering what coloured babies she would get. I am happy answering her about the input from the lavender roo - but need your assistance with how the white on the hen works. Are they recessive, dominant?
So am I correct in telling her the following:
IF the hen is recessive white then babies will "likely" be black (from dad) but subject to any other colours mom might have going on under her white. Babies will also be "split for" white and lavender.
AND IF the hen is dominant white then babies are white? And "split" for lavender.

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