So clearly black is a dominante color - AT LEAST over buff. This isn't too surprising, because black tends to be dominate in many different animals. That's why black cats, dogs, rabbits, etc., are usually the most difficult to sell. Well yay for me because I got a black frizzle rooster. Good on the frizzle, bad on the black! And breeding him with two buff cochin hens has resulted in a lot of black babies. Nothing but, actually. Now if I breed these babies back to any other color, I'm likely to get a rainbow - since I know they now only have ONE black gene, each. And the mothers have blue, buff, white, and brown in their background. But what I'm curious to know, is how they got white spots - bellies, necks, etc., and NEITHER parent has any white! The hens are solid buff, and the roo is solid black. So how did we come up with PART white? Does anyone have a list of colors and how the genotype (actual gene combination) matches the phenotype (appearance)?