Basic Chicken Color Genetics

  1. chickenwhisperer123
    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 (Self Blue) x Lavender (Self Blue) = 100% Lavender (Self Blue)

    Lavender (Self Blue) xBlack = 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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  1. CGilbert
    So how does one get a lavender? Since they are a new variety in a few breeds, one would only assume they were created. Any ideas/thoughts?
  2. hdowden
    this was posted back in 2009...
  3. mcgillagorilla
    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?
  4. Saved
    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?
  5. Our Roost
    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.
  6. tammyfarms
    Thanks for the starter chart! I am marking this for reference.
  7. Redeemed
    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.
  8. Redeemed
    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.
  9. onafixedincome
    SOON, please???
    Signed, Confused

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