Silly basic color genetics question.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by parkersmom120106, May 27, 2010.

  1. parkersmom120106

    parkersmom120106 In the Brooder

    Dec 9, 2008
    Middleburg, FL
    I have 4 bantam cochins..1 black frizzle roo, 1 black regular feather hen, and 2 red regular feather hen. How exactly do color genetics work in chickens? If the black roo breeds with the red hens will some of the babies be black and some be red or will they be another color altogether? I plan on leaving the 4 of them together and hopelly the hens will sit on nests and hatch the babies that I can take out and put in the brooder.
  2. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    Southern Wisconsin
    I *think* with a black and a red, you'd get black with some red leaking (someone, correct me if I'm wrong). With cochins, though, you don't need to raise those babies in the brooder. Cochins make great mamas.

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