BBR x Self Blue = ??? I am clueless about genetics help please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Break an Egg, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,234
    12
    203
    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    The kippen calculator is a bit confusing to me. Are there any other useful sites on color genetics?

    Also, I have BBR Phoenix x self blue OEGB eggs due to hatch. Any clues to what colors I'll get?
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,005
    442
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,234
    12
    203
    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Quote:The off spring should come out Black. (Split: lavender)

    You can try this site for more on genetics --
    http://sellers.kippenjungle.nl/page0.html

    Chris

    Thanks Chris, I really think that I will be exploring that site for an hour or so, but what does split mean? ( [​IMG] ) Does it mean that lets say if I had a female and a male from the cross and bred the 2, some would be self blue?
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,005
    442
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    Black Split to Lavender --
    In short it is a Black colored bird that carries the Lavender gene but the Lavender gene is not seen.

    Now if you take a Black Split to Lavender bird and cross it back to a Lavender bird you will get a percentage of the birds being Black and a percentage of the birds being Lavender.


    Chris
     
  5. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,234
    12
    203
    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Quote:Okay awesome. Thanks so much. Now I can't wait, oh well, I have about 2 more weeks to go.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by