Blue Barred Bird x Blue Barred Bird- What will splash show up as?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lady42, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Lady42

    Lady42 Just Hatched

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    So... I have a question.

    If I breed blue barred x blue barred, obviously that will give me a portion splash, blue and black.

    In a barred bird what does the splash end up looking like?

    Do they mostly look all white with a few splashes of colour?

    Bonus points for anyone who has a pic lol.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I think this is a double post as I saw you posted it yesterday... you can just bump a post up instead of reposting it, just so you know.
     
  3. Lady42

    Lady42 Just Hatched

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    I thought I had posted yesterday too but it's not showing up in my started threads?

    Nor did it show up when I searched the site. So maybe it disappeared?
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh hmmm I know I read it! I think I even subscribed to it.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue in genetics is just a dilution of black. Splash birds as you know are just what they sound like, a splash of color here and there showing even though the bird carries both inhibitors, blue carry one, black none. Some have more color splashing through and others very little. Pair that to the barred and what you'll see in splash is same little or lot of color splash and the barred white lines through it in same spacing and crisp/blurry as the barred/cuckoo parent.
     

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