Why is my Orpington white?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JoAnnDon, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. JoAnnDon

    JoAnnDon In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2017
    genetics question- I crossed a chocolate hen with a splash rooster. I was expecting mauve offspring. They are several months old now and appear white. I purchased the hen and rooster as adults so I don't know what they could be split to.

    How did I get white? Will their color change as they mature? What color would their offspring be if I crossed them back with a chocolate rooster?
  2. Wow. Cool. ne way to find out for sure what'll happen...try it , wait, and see
    pineapple416 likes this.
  3. I have very little knowledge on how color genetics work. ..but enjoy just experimenting with it.

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