BBS Ameraucanas Genetics Question - Black/Blue Split???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RiddleMe, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw this posting on my local Craigslist and got confused! I didn't think the BBS genetics worked this way. I thought Bl (blue) was dominant, if they are both "visually black" wouldn't that mean they can't carry the blue gene and there is no way to get blue/splash offspring? Maybe I'm missing something....

    "Hello Chicken Lovers. I have a four month old breeding pair of gorgeous BBS pure bred Ameraucanas. While they are visually black these are Blue/Black splits, so you will get blue, black and splash offspring. These are beautiful quality breeding birds from Cree/Ribbick/Meredith lines. Please email me with further questions. Thank you for your interest."
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You're right, they're wrong. Black is just Black. Blue is carrying one gene for it. Splash is carrying both.
     
  3. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Illia, that's what I thought. But their ad sounded like someone "in the know", so thought I'd best double check.
     

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