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Chocolate x Chocolate = 100% Chocolate
Black split Chocolate cockerel x Black hen = 25% Black split cockerels / 25% Black cockerels / 25% Black hens / 25% Chocolate hens
Chocolate cockerel x Black hen = 50% Black split cockerels / 50% Chocolate hens
Black cockerel x Chocolate hen = 50% Black split cockerels / 50% Black hens
Black split Chocolate cockerel x Chocolate hen = 25% Black split Chocolate cockerels / 25% Chocolate cockerels / 25% Black hens / 25% Chocolate hens
Chocolate is a sex linked recessive gene.
This means a cockerel needs two copies of the gene to be chocolate but the hen only needs one.
We are excited to have purchased these Large Fowl Chocolate beauties. They are beginning 2014 off to a great start. These are not "project birds" (starting at bantam size working toward large fowl). They are true 100% Large Fowl English Chocolate Orpingtons. The chocolate gene was discovered by Dr. Clive Carefoot in the late 1900s.