blue gene transmission ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by luckydux, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. luckydux

    luckydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im curious if a black roo of one breed mated to a splash hen of a different breed would still yield 100% blues?
    Sorry if this is common knowledge but I've tried searching
     
  2. ChickenManTN

    ChickenManTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question! It never crossed my mind before, and now I'm curious to know the answer. For the record, I'm guessing "yes." Bumping is against forum rules, so I'll make some stupid comment instead of saying "bump" if nobody answers soon. They can't fault me for that, right? *calling my lawyer now to make sure...*
     
  3. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To the best of my knowledge yes you would get blues. Breed doesn't matter, its all about the genes.
     
  4. ChickenManTN

    ChickenManTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said it exactly right!
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    All breeds of chickens are the same species, therefore have the same genes available. Not all alleles of each gene is present in every breed, but they are completely compatible and can be bred in. For example, the colour chocolate is very popular, and people are breeding dun or choc into breeds that didn't have the choc or dun allele, lavender is another allele that is being bred into breeds that did not have it.
     
  7. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if you cross a blue chicken with a Guinea fowl or another species, the gene would transfer and have effect.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes. If you put say an Aussie rooster over a splash cochin hen, all the offspring should be blue mixed breed birds.
     
  9. luckydux

    luckydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic!! Thanks everyone!
     
  10. ChickenManTN

    ChickenManTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm curious. If it's not top secret, (and I understand if it is,) what are you planning to cross?
     

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