White chicks, no white parents

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Moma6poms, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Moma6poms

    Moma6poms In the Brooder

    17
    30
    43
    Aug 16, 2018
    We have 3 chicks (teenagers now) that we hatched from our eggs. there are a few hens it could have been but only 2 dads. None of the hens are even light colored, americauna, EE, Cerayma, etc. The 2 roos are A) a beautiful red cochin and B) a Millie fleur. How in the heck can they have white chickens?I mean solid white BEAUTIFUL chickens, not cochin. Two have green legs and the other has yellow legs. Any idea where they could have come from?
    I'll try to get pictures tomorrow.
     
  2. Chick Chick McGee

    Chick Chick McGee Crowing

    319
    1,342
    252
    Aug 15, 2018
    Minnesota
    Wow! I don’t know my guess would be it’s from down the line and they just picked it up! But all 3! it sounds like you have some beautiful birds.
     
  3. Moma6poms

    Moma6poms In the Brooder

    17
    30
    43
    Aug 16, 2018
    They are and there are 2 chicks coming up that will probably look like them as well.
     
  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    5,821
    33,152
    1,097
    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Do you have any pix that you could share? Would love to see the chicks and roosters.
     
  5. Moma6poms

    Moma6poms In the Brooder

    17
    30
    43
    Aug 16, 2018
    I'll look and see what I have. They might be a little old.
     
    Chick-N-Fun likes this.
  6. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Crowing

    1,075
    3,254
    377
    Apr 13, 2018
    s. central Missouri
    My Coop
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    13,139
    12,068
    716
    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    White chickens can be either dominant white or recessive white. Yours are obviously recessive white, and you got lucky this year! Have any of them developed any red or cream feathers, or anything? That would be handsome too.
    EE's can have any genetics, including color, and tend to pass on their green legs often.
    Enjoy! Maybe some will produce green eggs?
    Is your milliefleur a bantam? Then those offspring may be smaller as adults. And if anyone has feathered legs or muffs, those traits tend to appear too.
    Mary
     
  8. Moma6poms

    Moma6poms In the Brooder

    17
    30
    43
    Aug 16, 2018
  9. Moma6poms

    Moma6poms In the Brooder

    17
    30
    43
    Aug 16, 2018
     
  10. Moma6poms

    Moma6poms In the Brooder

    17
    30
    43
    Aug 16, 2018
    Yes, he is a bantam. The whites are looking to be bigger then he was already. They also have no feathers on their legs. It struck us as strange when 2 had green legs and one has yellow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: