BLRW Breeders - Black in the breeding pen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JanieMarie, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious if anyone uses black blrw's in their breeding pens at all? And if so (or not), Why or why not? Any advice would be appreciated. Trying to learn all I can. I have 2 black blrw hens and the blacks seem to me to have the best type.
    Thanks!
    Jane
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    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
     
  3. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had heard somewhere not to use the blacks in your breeding program but had never heard or would understand why? I have a gorgeous splash roo and 2 nice black hens I was thinking of putting together to produce all blue. But I am pretty new to this and after hearing that was just wondering if the breeders knew something about it?
     

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