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Crossing Black Australorp Rooster x Splash Orpington Hen = All Blue chicks???

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If you were to breed a Black Australorp Rooster to a Splash Orpington Hen would you get all blue chicks?

Splash + Black = Blue  (Australorp, Orpington cross)

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I crossed a splash rooster with australorp hens and got 25% blue the rest were black.

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If you cross a splash with black, you should get all blue. chickened, are you certain the "splash" you used wasn't in fact blue? That would explain the ratio you got. I have pictures on my profile of two Jersey Giants, a splash male and a blue female for comparison.

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Whittled it down to Wheaten Marans, EEs, and Swedish Flower Hens.
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post #4 of 31

You will get all blue chicks. If you select for correct type, you could possibly show them as Australorps, or just continue your own line of BBS Australorps.     

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post #5 of 31

My splash rooster is a little darker than your JG and I was surprised to get so many blacks myself.  I will see if I can find a photo of him.

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splash orp 5.png
This was the cock and the hen was a hatchery australorp. What color do I really have?
 

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If you cross a splash with black, you should get all blue. chickened, are you certain the "splash" you used wasn't in fact blue? That would explain the ratio you got. I have pictures on my profile of two Jersey Giants, a splash male and a blue female for comparison.



 

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splash orp 5.png
This was the cock and the hen was a hatchery australorp. What color do I really have?
 

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Originally Posted by OldChurchEggery1 View Post

If you cross a splash with black, you should get all blue. chickened, are you certain the "splash" you used wasn't in fact blue? That would explain the ratio you got. I have pictures on my profile of two Jersey Giants, a splash male and a blue female for comparison.



 


Pretty boy! Is there any way another roo could have been the father? He sure looks splash but if he is he can't sire black chicks. The other option is very, very dark blue chicks can look black, did you keep them and grow them out? I know I hatched chicks from my splash Silkie roo over a black hen and some of the babies I would have sworn were black which isn't possiable. Now they are older I can see they are blue but they would pass for black if I didn't know they were blue.

 

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12 Broodies and counting...

saladin wrote: With fowl there is no such thing as maintaining. You are either improving a breed or they are degenerating.

 

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Well, after reviewing my records I was wrong I collected some eggs from this pen without waiting for the previous roosters juice to fade and that is where the pure australorps came from. I did get some blue birds and my bet is they were from this guy.  I culled the roosters at hatch so that is why I only got 2 hens and 7 black hens. oops hide.gif

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So what would I get if I crossed a Buff Orpington rooster with a Black Australorp hen?

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Kate the peahen and four peachicks; 1 Black Star; 2 Barred Rocks; 5 Easter Eggers; 1 EE Roo; 1 Leghorns; 1 LH Roo; 1 Buttercup; 1 Black Copper Maran; 1 Persian; 1 Domestic Short Hair; 5yo male human; 9yo female human; 1DH.

 

 

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post #10 of 31

Black birds with buff/orange-tan on the head and neck. The buff could go onto the breast and back of the hens-it depends on the genetics of the blacks.

 

Tim




 

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