Will the mottling show?

sekeyslaks

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Jun 25, 2014
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I’m going to be receiving a young Speckled Sussex cockerel from a friend who needs him gone and I know that mottling in Speckled Sussex is recessive so his mottling won’t show up if I bred him with many of the breeds I have,but I do have both Speckled Sussex and Ancona hens I could pair with him.If I pair him with the Ancona’s will the resulting babies be mottled?or do Ancona’s have a different mottling?Here is one of my hens and the rooster for reference(P.S.
he is wearing a crow collar under his hackles,that's why they look weird):) .
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SpotTheCat

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As far as I know you will get black mottled birds.
Ahh yes chicken genetics! theoretically yes, the chicks will be speckled and look something like this: View attachment 2505054 but there are ALWAYS exceptions to this with poultry. Good lucky! :)
I am still learning chicken genetics so I might be wrong but I don’t think that is what you will get.
 

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