What do you get with White Ameracuanas in a BBS Ameracuanas pen

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by moving coops, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. moving coops

    moving coops Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am buying hatching eggs from a lady and just wondering what you get for colors when white Ameracuanas are in BBS pen? I understand blues but adding a white I don't know? Will I get whites? Would love some whites!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    It depends on if they are recessive or dominant white. If dominant, you will hatch whites from them but they could have a few dark feathers.

    If recessive, you will hatch splits. Bred back to their parents or a sibling, they could produce whites.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My question would be more, why is the "breeder" doing that? Do THEY know what is going to hatch? What is their understanding of genetics?
     
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    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I thought that @moving coops has or is getting a pen of BBS Ameraucana, and wanted to add whites to see what happens. If that isn't what is meant, I agree, why is the breeder putting them together?
     
  5. moving coops

    moving coops Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it is the breeder that has them this way! I would separate as long as I had a roo and hen! But I am guessing now if I get hers they may now be bred white to white so even if I happen to get a white roo and hen from the hatch if I put them together they won't breed true because probably crossed with the others!

    Maybe she she wanted the color in the pen and wants to simplify pen space n---- not sure really! I tried asking her the color questions and she never answered though asked a few times! That is why I came here to big you guys! I really would like some solid white!
     

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