Blue and Splash - an Experiment

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlafoot, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are a few generations worth of results from some Blue Breasted Red and Splash crossings

    First Cross
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    Miner Blue American Game Rooster
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    Splash OEG hens

    First Generation
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    Satan
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    Fire Dancer
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    and Ghost

    Second Generation
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    Fire Dancer crossed with another Miner Blue rooster

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    Ghost crossed with Satan - there are 5 chicks one silver, one black with a white belly(pictured), one black with no white, one yellow with a stripe (pictured) and one chocolate colored one (pictured).
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2008
  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    very nice birds, I'm going to play around with the blue and splash and see what I get.
    Should be fun, my blues are Blue Andalusians.
    I have 3 young roos 1 black 1 blue 1 splash.
    I'm going to keep my pullets so I'll have pure breeds.
    And I'm going to play with the cross breeds to see if I can get blue.
    I have some splash hens I'm going to put with the black roo.
    And black hens that are going on the splash roo.
    I can't wait to see how it comes out.
     
  3. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with it, it's like Christmas when the chicks hatch... can't wait to see what you'll get. I think that this last hatch finally gave me some blacks to work with [​IMG]
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Very nice! I love blue breasted red

    What you're calling splash seems to me to be mottled black & white. I've had splash birds for a few years now, and not even the whitest looking ones come out with black feathers, but kind of medium blue to dark blue ones. Splash will be pale blue to nearly white, with tiny streaks of darker color throughout the feathers, along with blotches of blue and black.
     

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