Two black chickens!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kleber, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. kleber

    kleber Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    monterey area
    I have a pair of 'black' shamos. The rooster is not quite all black since it has a lot of white on the wi gs and tail. The hen is all black.

    This pair produced 3 white and 2 part white and part black. I was unser the impression the i should have gotten 1 white out of 4 and the rest should have been black or semi black. Is it possible that this pair have more than a white recessive gene?
  2. Oldhound

    Oldhound Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2011
    South Carolina
    The percentages of recessive colors is based on an average of 100 offspring. You could have just as easily gotten all blacks . Your results are nothing unusual.

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