Two black chickens!

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

  1. kleber

    kleber Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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