white leghorn...chicks hatching out with....??????suggestions..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Country Living Farm, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Ok, I know they are pure as they are cooped together. There is no way any other roo could get to the hen. No way.... All the chicks have been hatching out with a black spot on them. The spots are always in different spots as well.....Is this normall?????

    Tks
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not unusual for white leghorns to hatch with black spots. If most of the chicks are hatching with the black spots, it would indicate that the male is only carrying one dominant white gene. There is nothing wrong with the male only having one dominant white gene.

    If you back cross the male parent to his offspring there is a chance that some of the chicks will hatch with black or black with a head spot or mottled down.

    Tim
     

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