Blue buff columbian

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Phenomenalchooks, May 22, 2019.

  1. Phenomenalchooks

    Phenomenalchooks In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    Another colour question for all you super knowledgeable people out there :frow

    How do you create that lovely blue buff colouring? I own orpingtons and have the following colours to hand:
    Buff
    Partridge
    Buff Columbian
    Gold laced
    Blue
    Blue splash
    Black

    I know it won't be as simple as mixing a blue hen with a buff cockeral; it never is! :idunno

    Any advice is much appreciated! (please don't tell me I have to buy even more colours.......My husband might leave me!)
     
  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    [email protected] it. Tried to edit to add and it deleted my post.
    Question first. Are you looking for blue buff Columbians like the header stated or blue buff as the post stated?
     
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  3. Phenomenalchooks

    Phenomenalchooks In the Brooder

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    That's great news! At least I don't now have to buy a different colour!
    Is there anything you don't know moonshiner?! :thumbsup

    One last quick question, would a blue cross a plain buff end up as blue/buff mixed colour or would blue be dominant over buff?

    Cheers!
     
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  4. Phenomenalchooks

    Phenomenalchooks In the Brooder

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    Hi!
    Both really If possible?
    Blue buff blend & blue buff Columbians would be great!
     
  5. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Blue buff mixed color and black buff mixed color.
    Extended black sucks whenever trying to breed it to other varieties.
     
  6. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    In that case keep breeding in the columbian direction. There will be some reds and blacks popping up as well.
     
  7. Phenomenalchooks

    Phenomenalchooks In the Brooder

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    Why does the black suck if need to others?
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Cross Buff Columbian with Splash, take the best looking F1s can cross them back to Buff Columbian, about 25% of the Back cross(BC1) will be blue buff columbian, but lots of culls(buff columbian, blacks, blues)

    You can use the chicken calculator and enter their known genetics.

    Buff Columbian: Wheaten(eWh/eWh), Co/Co(Columbian), s+/s+(sex linked gold)
    Splash: Extended Black(E/E), co+/co+(not columbian), Bl/Bl(Splash) S,s+(could be gold or silver, chances are that is gold)

    the cross will be E/eWh, Co/co+, Bl/bl. They will have a blue chick down and mature with gold leakage on the breast.
     
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