So....I was gifted a chicken coop for Christmas and I'm starting to fill it up now :D
I'm hoping to learn more about color genetics as I plan on crossing some of my breeds for utility farmyard "mutt" chickens. Even egg color genetics would be cool (although what little I have read has been fairly straight forward). The feather color/patterning genetics info seems to be harder to come by though.
the flock of 37 chickens also includes 7 guineas, one of which is minimal pied.
-9 Buckeyes (one is supposed to be a cockerel).
-9 Easter Eggers (one confirmed cockerel). A plethora of colors in these guys! Could possibly lay blue, green, pinkish or brown eggs
-4 Buff Brahmas (I ordered three, they tossed in an extra, so it may be a cockerel). These guys have leg feathering
-3 Black Australorps
-3 Cuckoo Marans (these should lay super dark chocolate brown eggs)
-3 Plymouth Barred Rocks
-1 White Leghorn (my only white egg layer!)
-5 New Hampshires
I'll attach a picture I have handy of my little Easter Egger cockerel, Roux.