a ? about blue orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken_queen_tam, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. chicken_queen_tam

    chicken_queen_tam Out Of The Brooder

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    poultrypages.com says to cross black orps with white orps to get the blue orps. Is this correct?? An estimate of how many would be blue? And how many other colors would there be?? Also does it matter which sex is black and which one is white?? Sorry, I don't know a lot about genetics, but I sure would like to have some blue orps.[​IMG]
    Tammy
     
  2. Nivrocco

    Nivrocco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about those genetics, but you could just buy my extra Blue Orpington Roo for a start..[​IMG]
     
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  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, unless there is something crazy with Orpingtons, I have never heard to use white and black to make blues. I could be completely crazy, but that sounds odd to me.
     
  4. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
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    I have a white orp rooster and he is in with blue, black and white hens. I have yet to get anything but white chicks. so I don't think that combination will give you blue.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    No, that's not correct. You need a black roo with a splash hen to get blue.
     
  6. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hi Tammy,
    Why don't you just order some? They are not hard to find really, there are LOTS of people with them here on BYC. There are many lovely blues here in the U.S. already, no need to start from scratch there!
     
  7. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that the ratio is 1 black, 2 blues, 1 splash.
    The color can be with male and females equally
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You cant cross white and black and get blue. It's not like mixing paint at all. They have to carry the blue gene somewhere.

    Blue x Blue=Blue, Black and/or splash
    Splash x Black = all blue chicks.

    Gosh, wonder who wrote that on poultrypages?
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:So true!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Hi!
    poultrypages.com says to cross black orps with white orps to get the blue orps. Is this correct?? An estimate of how many would be blue?

    None of the chicks from the cross would be blue.
    Poultrypages.com info is incorrect.
    It should be easy to find blue Orpingtons. They seem to be popular.
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    Lisa​
     

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