Originally Posted by piglett
those are not the results i have been getting
not sure why though
Originally Posted by Wisher1000
I sent Pig a PM on this because I didn't want to get off topic on Oz's thread, but since the discussion started, here's my two cents worth.
I, like Pig stated above, get different results. I know, I know, it should not be possible, but I get blue, self blue, lavender, and black along with splash chicks from my Ameraucanas. I have a splash rooster over a splash hen and two blue wheaten hens. Most of the chicks are splash.
I don't know what hatches from each hen because I do not segregate the eggs, but I get some interesting colors that are not supposed to happen..........
I was resisting responding, but Oz said it is a topic, so...
Not sure if this is why piglett is having strange results, but it sounds like it is what is happening with Wisher's birds... self blue (lavender) is totally different from BBS blue (andalusian blue)... self blue works similar to splash when bred to black, but it shouldn't be bred with blue... mixing self blue and blue creates self blues, blues, dark self blues and light blues... it becomes almost impossible to identify which is which and since each one needs to be bred back to it's own proper color to breed true again the colors become muddied and mixed up... Wisher, do you think this might have happened somewhere?
Just an idea...
And no idea what this would do to splash, but ???