# BBS chick percentages.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JamesA, Feb 20, 2009.

1. ### JamesAChillin' With My Peeps

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What color do you breed to what to get what percentages of what color chicks?

example : blue x splash= 50% blue and 50% splash

found my answer with some research:
If you mate:
Blue X Blue = 50% Blue . 25% Black , 25% Splash
Blue X Splash = 50% Blue , 50% Splash
Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
Splash X Black = 100% Blue
Black X Black = 100% Black
Splash X Splash = 100% Splash

Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
2. ### MoodyChickenChillin' With My Peeps

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Black (BlBl) x Black (BlBl) = 100% Black (BlBl)
Black (BlBl) x Blue (Blbl) = 50% Black (BlBl) and 50% Blue (Blbl)
Black (BlBl) x Splash (blbl) = 100% Blue (Blbl)
Splash (blbl) x Blue (Blbl) = 50% Blue and 50% Splash (blbl)
Splash (blbl) x Splash (blbl) = 100% Splash (blbl)
Blue (Blbl) x Blue (Blbl) = 25% Splash (blbl), 25% Black (BlBl), and 50% Blue (Blbl)

The (Blbl) is the genotype. Big letter (Bl) is dominant, little letter (bl) is reccessive. Blues are always heterozygotes, meaning they carry one black gene (Bl) and one blue gene (bl). Black is homozygous dominant, meaning it carries two black genes (BlBl). Splash is homozygous reccessive meaning it carries two blue genes (blbl). Hope that helps!

3. ### MoodyChickenChillin' With My Peeps

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Aw... beat me to it. There's other dilute genes too (fawn, chocolate, etc). But they're all recessive. So it would only appear in homozygous recessive offspring.

4. ### JamesAChillin' With My Peeps

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Thanks for the help anyway.