white leghorns

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pittmanbirds, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question we recently hatched 2 chicks out in the incubator we noticed on the one chick it has black spots on its back ( looks like its part of their down rest of body is white) is it normal? is it a sign of a certain sex?



    the rooster was a brown leghorn and the hen was a white leghorn.
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Its normal, yes. From the little I understand, since the hen was white, the chicks will be predominantly white, as its a dominant feather-colouring gene. Any other colours will appear as "leakage". If you post pics on the gender / breed forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this once the chicks are 6 weeks old, you should get your answer as to gender.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True, true. I've done this cross myself in the past. All will be white and some will get some black leakage here and there.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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