Blue Andalusian thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.

    In simple terms the "blue gene" is a codominant trait, resulting from the crossing of black and splash birds. The likelihood of hatching a black chick depends on the coloring of each parent. Breeding a blue roo wih a blue hen will produce 25% black offspring, 50% blue offspring, and 25% splash offspring. However, a blue roo over a black hen will result in a ratio of 50/50 of blue and black chicks. The list below shows all possible breeding outcomes.

    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Splash X Blue = 50/50 Splash & Blue
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue
    Blue X Blue = 25% Splash, 50% Blue, 25% Black
    Blue X Black = 50/50 Blue & Black
    Black X Black = 100% Black


    Ooops, just saw that mopargal1972 beat me with the answer... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Quote:The color blue does not breed true. The color blue genetics are as follows:


    Bue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash

    Black X Black = 100% Black
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue

    so your saying if I breed my splash to a black roo I'll get blue
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    my splash was completely grey as a fuzzy butt no yellow, now she is still only 2 shades pale grey and paler grey on chest.
     
  4. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's correct. [​IMG]


    Quote:Splash is what the mostly white birds are called, although they often have some degree of black mixed in (especially the roosters). The gray coloring (of varying shades) is actually called Blue. It sounds to me like the chick you're describing is actually blue, not splash.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I thought the one's with no dark feather at all were splash I'll try to post a pic
     
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  7. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    Here is my one and only Blue Andalusian, Venus. She is 6 months old. I ordered her from My Pet Chicken, along with another one that was supposed to be a girl, but ended up being a roo. He was a splash and was my sweetest, most outgoing chick. Then hormones kicked in and he turned into a very people aggressive. Fortunately, I was able to rehome him. Venus has got to be one of my most beautiful hens. She is pretty people friendly,and curious, though she isn't crazy about being held.

    This is Venus, my beauty queen
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    This is Spunky, the roo I rehomed:
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  8. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    Anyone else wanting to show theirs off?????
     
  9. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my new girls as of yesterday. I'm looking to experiment with breeding. I have a SLW roo and BLRW roo.
     

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