In the UK an all white bird is known as a self white, and it is rarer than w/c black(which is the most common colour) and the w/c blue and the cuckoo. I don't think the splash is a standard colour in the UK so isn't particularly sought after, tho obvs you will end up with some splash if you breed blues.
Thanks, Mrs Biscuit!
Sorry, I didn't check the responses sooner as there was no replies at first. But, I DO appreciate your response. Thank you for that information. Someone else has confirmed that the Whites were rarer than the Blues and Blacks. I've now got a Cuckoo Roo which is also in the same category as the White. I've now also got 2x self White Pullets. One is a Frizzle. I had them sent from Qld to Adelaide via Sammi's Pet Express and received a bit of a surprise at the meeting place. The poor Frizzle had been previously attacked by an overindulgent Polish White cockerel! She looked like a Naked Neck!! 3/4 of her crest had been plucked, the sides of her neck and her back saddle were worn down! I realise that this can happen in the chicken world but I consider this a fairly aggressive cockerel! The owner had offered me 2x White Cockerals as well and I agreed that he put the two Cockerals in with this trio a couple of days before pick up to see if they would get along with one another as they needed to go in the same crate. A good thing that this was done as it seems that the two Cockerals didn't get on with the yr old WC Cuckoo Roo! Which, of course, was a possibility but we were hoping that since they were all so young that they might all get along. I'm thinking now that this only works if they are brought up together or are still only chicks when they first are "acclimatized" together.
I've only ever keep "gentleman" Roosters like my Silva, WC Splash Blue Polish Frizzle. I've never had problems with him causing saddle wearing on the hens so, I was a little surprised by this comment from the previous owner. quote, "I find that it's actually not the rooster who is the issue, but rather the female. If they just sit for the rooster they rarely have a feather out of place. She must have run away most of the time. Don't stress about it, she'll improve as a hen (they seem to learn)...", unquote. I hope this guy doesn't have the same attitude with humans! Lol! I know. We're talking about chickens here! But, my Silva would entice the hens to come close by dropping food for them and chortling for them to come and get it. I suppose that over exuberant Cockerals just can't be bothered waiting just like an impatient teenager! But, I, originally, thought that this behaviour was just dependent on what sort of breed they are but, now, I'm thinking maybe it's just dependent on temperament.
I've decided to post this as a separate posting as I'm interested on hearing what other people's opinion is on this and, I'm sure, there will be other people interested in reading this.