The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Sief 131 Siman 1, they make note of the prevailing custom to select a white chicken for use in the Kapparos ritual, based on a passuk in Sefer Yeshayah.
.וּבוֹחֲרִים בִּלְבָנִים, עַל שֵׁם שֶׁנֶּאֶמַר, אִם יִהְיוּ חֲטָאֵיכֶם כַּשָּׁנִים כַּשֶּׁלֶג יַלְבִּינוּ
We select white chickens, in keeping with that which is stated (Yeshayah 1:18), Though your errors will be like scarlet, they will become white as snow.
Then the Kitzur continues and provides a strange reason why we do not make a point to specifically search for a white chicken for Kapparos:
.אֲבָל אֵין לְחַזֵר בְּפֵרוּשׁ בִּשְׁעַת קְנִיָה אַחַר לְבָנִים וְלִקְנוֹתָם בְּיֹקֶר, כִּי זֶהוּ כְּעֵין דַּרְכֵי הָאֱמוֹרִי
However, one should not specifically search, while purchasing the kaparos, for white chickens and pay a premium for them, for this resembles the superstitious practices of idolaters.
(Translation from the Kleinman Edition Kitzur Shulchan Aruch by ArtScroll-Mesorah)
The first thing I noticed was what ArtScroll translated דרכי האמורי as "practices of idolaters" when it literally means "practices of the Amorites". But that aside, how is specifically looking for a white chicken resemble the practices of the Amorites/idolaters in general?
I'd like some light shed on this subject.