Would it be possible for a wheaten looking bird to be het/split between dominant and recessive wheaten? Maybe I am not saying this correctly-I know you can have a bird be for example half dominant wheaten and half wild type. In which case the bird would roughly look wheaten. Could you have a eWH/ey bird? I've had some unusual results this season in breeding wheatens. I crossed a male I assumed to be pure dominant wheaten with a hen that I am fairly sure is pure partridge- eb, and I suspect was melanized/melanotic as well. Only a few chicks hatched, but, all have turned out dark partridge. My understanding is that pure dominant wheaten x pure partridge would give you all roughly wheaten looking chicks. All the these chicks are eb, even the chick down matches eb partridge. My first thought is that the wheaten male was not pure, that he was carrying eb, that he was eWh/eb. This is still possible I think, I only hatched 3 chicks, and it could just be a fluke of statistics. There should only be 25% partridge, but, maybe I just got lucky? The other option of course is that the wheaten male was either recessive wheaten, or, was half recessive, half dominant wheaten. This is the first year I have ever used this male. In the past, my wheaten crosses have all showed dominant wheaten was what I had, the wheaten behaved as dominant where it should have. Of course this result could be the classic case of dominant wheaten appearing recessive in the presence of an unknown modifier/melanizer? This is my first anomalous result. Next question-why is there no recessive wheaten in the chicken calculator? I like to use that tool to sort out some of my questions, and I can't for these questions. My assumption until recently was that recessive wheaten was not real-but, now, I am not so sure. I am sure, however, that if it is out there, it is rare!! Any help here would be appreciated!