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Basic Chicken Color Genetics

CHICKEN COLOR GENETICS PAGE

Basic Colors

Blue/Black/Splash (BBS)

Blue x Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash

Blue x Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash

Blue x Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Black x Splash = 100% Blue

Black x Black = 100% Black

Splash x Splash = 100% Splash

NOTES - - Black can NEVER parent a Splash Bird, and Splash can NEVER parent a Black Bird.

Lavender

Lavender (Self Blue) x Lavender (Self Blue) = 100% Lavender (Self Blue)

Lavender (Self Blue) x Black = 100% Split (Visually Black, with Lavender gene hidden)

Split x Split = 25% Lavender (Self Blue), 50% Split, 25% Black

Lavender (Self Blue) x Split = 50% Lavender (Self Blue), 50% Split

Split x Black = 50% Split, 50% Black

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Comments (8)

SOON, please???
Signed, Confused
Thank you for posting the Color inheritance chart. Please can you tell me a few more crosses . I do not see how Wheatens inherit When bred togather and to various different other colors.
Hello On a fixed income.
What is it you want to communicate?Can we help in any way. I am a Newbee but I am a pastor ,Do you need Prayer . I will be praying for you.
Thanks for the starter chart! I am marking this for reference.
Breed lines are or are not the factors for color? Iam confused here. I feel like your explaining a paint chart mixing black with blue and obtaining splashs of both.
Your'e chart is a big help ,Thank you !I was wondering at the meling effect of the wheaten crossings how they would look in a Mendelian Chart? something dose not feel right but I am sure it is my not understanding. If I had a student like me I would run for the hills.
I can see the modification effect that modifying gene has on black to produce blue. I can see a modifying gene appilied to an alewady modified blue gene to get a silver or Lavender but what produces the effect of Lavender and are they ever washed out .
Dose black always represent an absence of color or dose it represent a base color covered ,ie modified by a base of green or red?
what happens if you mix lavender with chocolate? is it similar to the lav x black chart?
also...if you put white into the mix?
ugh this is confusing?
this was posted back in 2009...
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