1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Black x Splash = lavender?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MoodyChicken, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,869
    12
    181
    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    A friend of mine just hatched two adorable Modern Game babies from a Black x Splash cross. They're two weeks old right now and appear to be Self Blue/Lavender. How does that work out? Obviously, they both carried the lav gene, but... I don't know... it's probably a really simple answer that I'm over thinking. lol. But shed some light on this, would ya? [​IMG]
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,228
    63
    233
    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    what colour were they when they hatch?
     
  3. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

    646
    0
    139
    Feb 11, 2009
    Boise, ID
    If I remember right, splash x black usually gets Lav/Blue/Self Blue
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    31
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Splash is made from two blue genes (regular blue)

    The blue genetics are:
    Blue is made by 1 blue gene(Bl) and one black gene (bl)
    black is made by 2 black (bl,bl) (sport in b/b/s) genes
    splash is made by 2 blue genes (Bl,Bl)

    So.....
    splash+splash=100% splash (Bl,Bl)
    splash+blue=50-50 blue (Bl,bl) and splash (Bl,Bl)
    splash+black=100% blue (Bl,bl)
    blue+blue= 50-25-25 for blue/black/splash (b/b/s)
    blue+black=50-50 for blue (Bl,bl) and black (bl,bl)

    Lavender, or self blue, is recessive, so the chicks would have to get 2 genes for self blue to be self blue. The splash is probably a lighter splash, which would make the blue chicks light.

    ETA: Okay, done editing [​IMG] That's right now! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    20,149
    283
    401
    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    splash x black usually gets Lav/Blue/Self Blue

    No. Splash X Black = Blue

    Lavender is also known as self-blue, and is an unrelated recessive gene. If both parents are split to lav (carry one copy), half their progeny would be blue lavender (both blue & lavender--a colour that is a composite of both)


    Blue is made by 1 blue gene(Bl) and one black gene (bl)
    black is made by 2 black (bl,bl)

    No. bl is not correctly called black; black is at the E-allele. A better term would be "not blue."​
     
  6. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    474
    0
    149
    Apr 23, 2007
    Florida
    Hey Moody,

    Does you friend have any pictures???
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with the above. You cannot have a self blue from black over splash. You can have a lighter blue, but it's really blue, not self blue.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:ditto
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:This is incorrect, if both parents are split lav, only 25% will be visably lav, 50% will be split lav, and 25% will not carry the gene...you will not get 50% lav.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    20,149
    283
    401
    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    You're right, of course. That's wjhat I get from posting at 3am: brain half in gear.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by