2 questions re. BBS pairings

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bargain, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    1. In Blue x Splash= 50% Blue, 50% Splash offspring........................Does the blue have to be a rooster?

    2. What would the results of a Black x Blue ?

    Hope someone can clarify and thanks so for the help.

    Happy New Years!
     
  2. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can answer question one. My splash was the roo, my blue the hen and I got equal numbers of splash and blue. I don't thing sex matters in splash/blue or other bbs matings.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Black X Blue = 50% blue
    25% black
    25% splash

    This is the average over a large number of chicks
     
  4. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    The percentages are not sex-linked so it would not have to be a blue roo.
    black x blue is 50%x50% of each, the 50% 25% 25% is for blue x blue.

    It doesnt seem small hatches hold true to this. Of my blue blue crosses from one pair this summer I needed chicks from I have ALL splashes
    one black and one blue offspring.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm confused. On another thread you said Black X Blue = 50%black & 50% Blue?
     
  6. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    Here is the chart again so no one is confused-


    blue x blue = 50% blue, 25% black, 25% splash
    blue x splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
    blue x black = 50% blue, 50% black
    splash x black = 100% blue
    splash x splash = 100% splash
    black x black = 100% black
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I'm confused. On another thread you said Black X Blue = 50%black & 50% Blue?

    OOps....I typed it wrong.....maybe my brain is still frozen from chores

    Black X Blue is 50% of each.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Edited because I was trying to think with a frozen brain! [​IMG]
     
  9. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm confused. On another thread you said Black X Blue = 50%black & 50% Blue?

    NYReds you are correct.

    Black X splash 100 per blue
    Black X blue 50per. black 50 per. blu.
    Blue X blue 50 per. blue 25 per. black 25 per splash
    Splash X blue 50 per. blue 50 per. splash
    Splash X splash all splash

    Mike
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    So, to answer question # 1 .... It doesn't matter which one is the rooster. Correct? This table simply signifies the colors, and it doesn't matter which is hen ane which is roo. Is this correct?
     

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