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australorp...should i get blue or black?? breed genetics help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i go this evening to pick up 2 australorp hens to go with my roo (black)

    i plan on breeding these but am confused with what i'll get...
    the guy has both blue and black hens.... if i breed black to blue what colours is that going to produce? i love the blue colour but my roo is black, would any babies be blue...or am i wasting my time and should stick to getting black hens?



    and apologies if this is in the wrong section, i was unsure whether id get a quick response over on the genetics board....it took 5 days last time to get an answer [​IMG]
     
  2. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you got blue you might get 50/50 blue and black offspring but that's just a guess
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If you are going to show them, then you are going to want to get Black.

    Also, you may want to find out what was in the cross to get the Blue, that way you will have a idea what might pop up in further breading.

    Chris
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    no im not wanting to show them, just want some nice australorps running round [​IMG] thought a mixed flock of blue and black might be nice but if breeding a black roo to a blue hen would give nasty coloured chicks id go with all black
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the chicks will be gorgeous if he's worked on his birds.

    Blue X Black = 50% Blue chicks, 50% Black chicks
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    well i ended up getting one blue and one black...i'm so happy they are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! though the blue looks more grey to me...shall stick some photos up shortky!
     

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