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Blue cochin roo over white cochin hen... what do I get????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dday911, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. dday911

    dday911 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have tried to find the answer and I am sure it is on here somewhere. But in all the chatter on the color blue, I did not see the results for this cross. I got a bunch of chicks and got two blue roos but no white roo to go with the white hens. Just curious what color combos I will get?
     
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  2. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know , but sure they will be some pretty chickens! Would love to see pics of you cochins!!
     
  3. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, lets see if I get this right... if the white has 2 copies or dominant white; all chicks will be white.

    if it has one copy of dominant white; half will be white and half will be something else (depends on what white is masking)

    if it has recessive white; half will be blue and half will be black

    in theory. [​IMG] did I get this right? I'm kinda new to the whole genetics scene![​IMG] fell free to correct me!

    so I guess there isn't a really good way to tell for sure unless you try it! [​IMG]
     
  4. dday911

    dday911 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are hatchery chicks so there is no telling what is hiding in there. I assume they are from a white line. I guess I will get all whites with a blue gene. If I breed back to the blue, I could then throw some blues? I suck at this genetics thing.

    I have a million color questions... what do a gold lace crossed with a silver laced throw?

    What makes barred.....??

    Lemon blue???? I got tons of questions/????
     
  5. breeding white x color usually you will get no whites. you will get blues and whatever is hiding under the white hens color.

    A gold laced x a silver laced will result in sex linked chicks , i beleive where the males will be silver laced and the females will be the gold laced with silver tips on the wings.

    Lemon blue i am not sure about , would like to learn that one myself. From what i read i think you need a lemon blue x buff to produce lemon blue but i am not sure on that one.

    Here is a thread on lemon blue you might find interesting !
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=66628&p=1
     
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  6. paduanchook

    paduanchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everthing i have crossed with my white leghorn has resultd in white chicks..is this white dominate on leghorns?
     
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  7. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most white leghorns are dominate white. That's why you are seeing those results.
     
  8. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had white leghorn roo over blue cochin hens all chickens are white some have a couple spots in them that have a feather or 2 of grey color nothing more.
     
  9. kristiesrottenrott

    kristiesrottenrott New Egg

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    I crossed Splash Cochin hen x Blue Cochin rooster and got one white chick and one smokey grey chick. I thought I would get 50% splash and 50% blue but this didn't happen.[​IMG]
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  10. Nonyah Biz

    Nonyah Biz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a white roo and a black hen with 1 white tip feather on each wing what should i expect from them? im new too chickens [​IMG]
     

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