Black hens and blue rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pathognomonic, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. pathognomonic

    pathognomonic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Knowing that blue does not breed true, what can be expected from crossing blues and blacks?
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    black x blue = 50% black, 50% blue
    black x splash = 100% blue
    blue x blue = 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash
    blue x splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
    splash x splash = 100% splash
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    keesmon has given you the straight statistics on what you can expect from crossing your blues and blacks.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    this
     
  5. pathognomonic

    pathognomonic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! A friend's son is going to raise some Cochin chicks and wanted to know what to expect.
     

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