Blue Buff Columbians?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ClareScifi, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Can anyone tell me a bit about Blue Buff Columbians? Is this a term that applies to several breeds, and if so, which ones, or is it specific to EE chickens?

    Does anyone have photos of Blue Buff Columbians to share? I'd love to see pictures, especially of Blue Buff Columbian roosters.

    Is there a difference between Blue Buff Columbians and Mottled Blue Easter Eggers, or are they the same? Do Mottled Blues describe breeds other than Easter Eggers?

    Thank you for your help,

  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:Buff columbian is a color and pattern, by diluting the black areas of a buff columbian you will have Blue Buff Columbian. this can exist in any breed.

    Mottled is a whole different gene set.

    Look at my Avatar, this is Columbian, replace teh white with Buff, you have Buff columbian.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  3. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Thank you for the info. So if you crossed a white leghorn roo with an Easter Egger hen, the result could be a Blue Buff Columbian; right? Would that be an unusual result of such a cross, do you think?

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Blue Buff Columbian and Blut mottled refers to Patterns, Colors, and Genes.

    Columbian is a pattern + the " Buff "/Gold color is the gold base as opposed to silver (like the silver columbian wyandotte like in sjarvis00's avatar), and the Andalusian Blue gene is what dilutes all the black color to blue.

    Mottling is a recessive gene that gives a bird white spots.

    And on the second part, no, White Leghorns are dominant white so crossing them with any other color will give a white bird with some black dots and maybe some red leaking through.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012

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