Blue/ Black/ Splash

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Schweiger, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Schweiger

    Schweiger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pen of tufted araucana chickens. 1 Splash roo, 2 black hens, and 3 blue hens.

    I read that if I breed the splash to the black hens that 100% of the chicks will be blue, but what will happen if I breed the splash to the blue hens? I read on some thread all the outcomes of Blue/ Black/ Slash a while ago but I cant find it now. Any help would be great!
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Splash x Black = 100% Blue
    Splash x Blue = 50% Blue, 50% Splash

    Blue to Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Splash, 25% Black
    Splash to Blue = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Splash to Black = 100% Blue
    Splash to Splash = 100% Splash
    Blue to Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Black to Black = 100% Black

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=343605


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  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my splash araucana pen I have a tufted splash roo with a black hen, a blue hen, and a splash hen. I get blue, splash, cuckoo,wheaten, and barred chicks. I just had a batch of 9 hatch two weeks ago and there were 2 tufted blue, two tufted splash, 1 clean faced chipmonk color - so wheaten based, 1 cuckoo, two barred, and 1 cleanfaced splash.

    My roo is a wheaten based splash. I have a roo out of him that started out as a silver duckwing looking like this

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    then went to this

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    and now looks like this with yellow saddle and hackle feathers. This pic is 3 months old.

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    Here is a pic of another chick out of that pen.

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    So I am assuming my wheaten chipmonk chick will probably be a splash also. I cant wait to see.
     
  4. Schweiger

    Schweiger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I guess what you are saying Cash is that even though it is a Blue/ Black/ Splash pen I will get other colors of chicks besides blue and splash. Thanks for the pics. Is it ok that one of my birds has a partial tail? she has like 2-3 tail feathers that are held at a low angle. I guess I should get a picture to show what I mean.
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what I read Araucanas carry a host of color genes. But chris outlined the general rule of thumb with BBS breedings. Araucanas can come tailed, rumpless, or partially tailed from what I understand. I'm not sure of the genetics behind it but she is fine just unshowable.
     
  6. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo in the splash pen has 4 downward pointing tail feathers. This last year from spring till fall no tailed chicks, then fall came and about 50% in each new batch had tails. URGH!!! So while its not great, I am culling for rumpless in that pen, I do get some nice tufts, so that is good. The chicks in that pen do have really nice confirmation also, at least the ones without tails.

    The reason I get wheaten based chicks out of that pen is the roo is a duckwing splash. The girls are blue and blue based splash. I may switch them to a tufted blue roo I have and then will probably only get blue based chicks.

    Lanae
     
  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of the latest batch to come out of my splash pen with the tufted duckwing splash roo and a blue hen and the hen in the picture. You can see the various colors including the little wheaten one next to mommy.

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    Lanae
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:If you keep tailed birds for breeding, your fertility should increase. Just be sure to pair tailed to rumpless.
     
  9. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know. My fertility is about 90% with my rumpless to rumpless and confirmation is good so at this point I dont need to add unwanted tail.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yeah, pretty hard to beat 90% [​IMG]
     

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