Blue columbian?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wishful, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. wishful

    wishful Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there such a thing as blue columbian? (Also, on that note, is it "columbian" or "colombian"? I've seen it spelled both ways and I'm confused.) I don't mean like coronation - though that is pretty. I mean the marks on the neck and tail would be black and then where it's white (or buff) in other colours, that part be blue? Does that even make sense? I guess it might not exist since the chickens who didn't get the blue gene and ended up black would just look like black chickens and not exactly be exciting. But I think a blue columbian like that would be rather pretty. [​IMG] Though I should probably studying for my finals right now instead of wandering BYC reading about chicken genetics. >.<
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes there are blue colUmbians... easy to make, mate a blue birchen/ partridge to a columbian and keep mating the offspring back to columbian.
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people, when thinking of blue columbian, think of the coronation coloration (only with andalusian blue, not lavender/self-blue). I've never seen a bird like you're describing, but that's not to say it isn't possible [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A blue columbian, as in with the black hackles and blue body, would not be possible. Blue dilutes black, so if the body is blue, the hackles would be as well. As mentioned above, blue birds can appear to have black hackles, although it's really just a dark blue.
     
  6. wishful

    wishful Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks [​IMG] I didn't think it was possible, but figured I'd check. I should have realized the blue gene would have diluted the hackles as well. Somehow I was thinking it wouldn't affect them.
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    But to me what would be AWESOME would be like a reversed Light Columbian, like with a black body and white hackles and tails. Though I dont think that is possible either.
     
  8. wishful

    wishful Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I think I saw a thread about that. That would be really pretty [​IMG] Now I wish I had chickens so I could mess around with breeding and see what turns up. And then eventually figure out some breeding project to work towards. Darn those birds, why do they have to be so pretty?
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep there was a thread about it, it was funny because I had already been thinking of it and then somebody else posted a thread about it.

    And yep, you gotta get you some chickens sometime, genetics and projects are so fun, but they take a lot of time and work.
     
  10. LeviS

    LeviS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is an old thread, but I just had the idea of having a blue buff Columbian color? Not sure that's what you would call it, but basically take a buff brahma and replace the black hackles/tail with blue or lavender. Sort of like a blue wheaton I suppose just that there would be the lacing around the neck.

    Any genetics guru's know how one would go about the process if its at all possible?
     

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