Thanks and you betcha I will! She has had a slow start, even with oyster shell, we had 3 soft eggs so I let her be until the eggs gained some size. Her egg is now the same size as my OEGB so its time! I am sooo excited! What percentage will my pair hatch, Johnny being blue splash and Frankie being black?
Oh my, its incredible how tiny she is compared to her egg! I have kept them on 20% flock raiser and a lot of misc treats like beef liver on occasion. Johnny is just gorgeous, he has a high sheen to his feathers. That's exciting news for me, I am very partial to the blues!
Anyone else notice a decline in egg laying again? MY LO and EE are barely laying again, UGH! My first 2 MGB eggs are developed and lockdown tonight along with LO and a few EE. Genetic and color question guys, I have a splash or roo, and a blue orp hen. Planning to pair them, and I can't find the page where the color is discussed as % blue, black, splash offspring. @kittydoc
anyone else have thoughts on this? Appreciate any insight.
Blue to splash should give you 50-50 blues and splashes.
And my internet crashed, so to make up for the delayed response, here's the full outline.
Blue x Blue = 25% Black, 50% Blue, 25% Splash
Black x Black = 100% Black
Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
Black x Blue = 50% Blue, 50% Black
Black x Splash = 100% Blue
Blue x Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
Thank you! This is what I wanted to find The cockerel isn't as full bodied as I like, but the hen is gorgeous. He has an excellent demeanor, so I want to keep that. I plan to work towards body first in the pair, she is a very plump full hen, nice color.