Will a chick with patches grow up black?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Animalian, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Will a chick with white/yellow patches grow up all black? I assumed it would be like its mum and dad who were both black. He is 1/4 D'uccle 3/4 Ameraucana so Could this be a d'uccle colour showing up? Any predictions welcome!

    Here is chick
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    here is (a bad pic of) bio-mummy
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    The dad was also all black, a pea comb, head poof and beard.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    They can, but it really depends on the genetic makeup of the parents. You can go to Feathersite and look at pictures of Black Australorp chicks to see that they can become solid black even with a fair amount of light down.

    I raise mutts and do not put a lot of faith in down color to truly represent the final feather colors or pattern. I've had chicks with solid black down wind up with a lot of red, gold or white. I've had pure yellow chicks wind up with a lot of red, and black on the pattern is also real common with these. I'm not even going to guess on yours.
     
  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    lol thanks for you input anyway
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    This rooster was basically solid black when hatched.
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    These two pretty much had solid yellow down.
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    The rooster's mother was pure black in appearance, much like yours, but was actually half Speckled Susses/half Black Australorp. The father was half Speckled Sussex/half Delaware. I think both pullets also had the same black colored mothers, but I am not sure. You can see why I don't go a whole lot by down color with crosses of crosses.

    That rooster looks like he has a lot of game in him, but he really doesn't. I'm very sure of his ancestry.
     
  5. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    He grew into a jet black, bearded cockeral with a wonderful green sheen :)
    6 months old and still refuses to crow!
     

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