Why are Cornish X white?

Joeschooks

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I know very little about chicken genetics. Since neither pure bred Cornish nor barred rocks are white, can anyone explain to me why Cornish Rocks/Cornish Cross are white?
 

chickengeorgeto

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The white color is preferred by the farms and intergraters (like Tyson etc) that produce chicken meat because the carcass do not show 5 o'clock shadow with their darker pin feathers as badly as the lighter colored (white) birds. This saves the consumer the trouble of standing over the flaming eye of a gas stove and singing off the fine little feathers. Sort of like "OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND" as it were.
 
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