Black + White = Blue?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bigchicken2, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does Black (not blue counterpart) + White (not splash) = Blue? It would be easier to breed blues if you could breed a black to a white and get blue. I think it does but I'm not sure.
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    No you cannot get Blue from mating black to white unless there was a slight chance that the White was recessive white and masking Blue or Splash, otherwise, its not possible.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Nooooo. You need a blue or a splash to make more blue.
     
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you do not mind my adding to your post.........
    It is in line with a question I have .
    I have a beautiful delaware hen.was with Astrolrp, SLW,and our old but unidentified beautiful rooster...........could be a copper black maran
    She hatched a really pretty solid blue chick.5 weeks old now.
    Makes me crazy trying to figure it out who's the daddy.
    Thanks
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Do you have a pic of the mystery roo ? He may be a dark Blue Copper Marans
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:The father I think would be the Black Copper Maran (he would have to have Blue in his background)...

    Chris
     

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