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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:30 pm 
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These chickens hatched on the 16/6/2015 so are 11 weeks old.

I am under the impression they are leghorns.

Does the characteristic of the odd black feather have a name?


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 Post subject: Re: odd black feathers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:36 pm 
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I think that you have a mix of breeds here. The white with black looks to be a splash - the result of two blue parents.


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 Post subject: Re: odd black feathers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:38 pm 
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Could also be dominant white over a black base. Really depends on what the parent birds were

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yes leghorns tend to be dominant white. which means that the white hides the black. however it can be leaky and allow black feathers to show

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 Post subject: Re: odd black feathers
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:10 pm 
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The white looks like a single dose of dominant white with black leakage to me too.


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