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Who's my Daddy?!?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bufforp89, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I just helped a chick hatch that has been pipped for about 26 hours, the thing is the chick is black. Really weird considering the only black roo I have is totally seperated from my layer flock. There is no way that he could be the dad, he has been seperated for months and there is no chance of a jail break. The hen that the egg came from is a LF white cochin, Im totally positive as she lays a very pointy egg and in the same place daily on the floor and none of my other girls lay on the floor.

    So my question is, Who is the daddy??

    The roos in question are a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, a Buff Orpington (I know its not him though, I have hatched a ton of this cross, always buff) or bantam lavender ameraucana roos. Could a bantam roo breed a standard hen though? She is a really big girl and the lav boys are so tiny....

  2. chickened

    chickened Crowing

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    It is most likely a sport.
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I would guess it is your lavender boy. I have read many posts of bantams breeding LF. I just don't know genetics enough to know if your split (would have to be split to have a black chick from what I understand) lavender could produce a black chick with a white hen. OOOOOH my head hurts trying to figure it out. Maybe Ilia will show up, she has a good head about this stuff.
  4. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Yeah, I'd go with the lavender... He just must be really athletic. [​IMG] Unless chickens are able to mate through chicken wire... I know I've heard of other animals being successful with other kinds of fencing. [​IMG]
  5. GeneJordan

    GeneJordan Songster

    Feb 6, 2011
    Arnaudville, La
    Quote:Where there is a will, there is a way
  6. chickened

    chickened Crowing

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    A bantam can and will breed a standard hen. I am not positive but a lavender will produce black first generation unless bred to another lavender. I think.
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    I have a bantam rooster and he is breeding my large girls also. I even hatch one of the eggs from my Ameracuana and him so I know a bantam can and will mate with any hen that lets him.

  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Definitely the Lavender.
  9. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    No chance that anything happened through wire, they are not even in the same coop. Lavender it is! Hilarious because she is like 5x the size of the lavs.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

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