White Cochins - Dominant white or Recessive white?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KellyHM, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Just wondering if the majority of white Cochins are dominant or recessive white. Anyone know?
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    They should be recessive white.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I thought so, too.
    I was told mine are recessive white when I got them from a breeder that had been breeding and showing them for about 10 years.
    That is one reason I was thinking I might be able to use them in my Calico Cochins at some point.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the answers! Does anyone know of a large fowl breed that has dominant white? I know curiosity kills the cat, but I can't help it!
     
  5. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    white leghorns are dominant white
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    White Leghorn and most White American Game Fowl..

    Chris
     
  7. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    I had this recessive white show up in my Bantam Golden Laced Cochins recently. I contacted the breeder that I got my dam and sire from, and she said that white was used several generations back to improve type, and shows up occasionally. Would I be correct that I don't want to use him at all in my GL breeding going forward? Once the white shows up, will it continue to display in the offspring?

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