Does anybody know what color the original bobwhites were that produced the white mutation? The reason I'm askin' is 'cause I've had some odd things poppin' out of my white bob/northern bob crosses. I have a white bob male coverin' 3 (supposedly) pure northern bob hens. I have repeatedly been gettin' about 70% normal lookin' chicks and about 30% Tennesee Red chicks from the hatches. Every once in a while, I get a chick that is somewhere in between both varieties. I'm thinkin' that the Tennesee Reds are in the background of the whites.