Anyone crossed Whiting True Blues?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by candyfloss, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. candyfloss

    candyfloss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone crossed Whiting true blues with anything?

    I have my silver cookoo maran rooster in with 2 WTB hens right now, hoping for some olive eggers
     
  2. Grits Chick

    Grits Chick Just Hatched

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    I'm no expert, but my understanding is that a blue layer with a dark brown layer will give you a lighter olive layer, first generation. If you breed the first generation back to a dark brown layer you should get a darker olive egger. The WTB is not a breed so I don't know exactly how it will all turn out. I'm currently trying to breed the "Icecream Bars" to get the spearmint colored eggs and I know they don't breed true on 2nd generations. I also have WTB's, but too young to breed, yet. Let us know how yours turn out!
     
  3. Jkbley

    Jkbley New Egg

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    I'm hatching out WTB and in the past I've had trouble hatching any colored eggs like Easter eggers and I was just wondering if it's something I do wrong or is it just difficult to have a good hatch do to the coloring? Any advice is greatly appreciated. I might add that I hatchout other thing just fine. Lock down on this WTB is this Friday, keeping my figures crossed. :)
     
  4. Grits Chick

    Grits Chick Just Hatched

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    Just curious how the hatch went for you, if you don't mind updating. Too new to the WTB to comment on problems with hatching colored eggs. The only thing I have heard about for fatal genes are the problems with the tufting gene when there are two copies of the tufting gene it is lethal. Have never raised Araucanas (just that fatal gene possibility scared me!). Have never had any problems with the Ameraucanas with broody hen or incubator so far. Bought hatching eggs for Isbars and Cream Legbars with very low hatch rates, but too many variables with handling and such to know reason for that. Out of 24 eggs for the CL only got 6 chicks- 2 different incubations- 2 with 1st dozen and 4 with 2nd dozen. Isbars hatched 6 out of 18 eggs.How was your hatch rate? Pix of your new brood would be great!
     

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