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Blue Genetics Chart For Beginners

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by my sunwolf, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know making charts with pretty colors on them always helps me understand things.

    Here's a very simple breakdown of the outcomes of breeding blues, in picture form:



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  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That bottom right last circle is not unique to splash*splash matings... ;)

    Mating with one or two blue parents always gives 50% blue.
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh hold on, are you the person that created the Chicken Calculator?? [​IMG]
    I LOVE the Chicken Calculator.

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    Is it confusing at all that I don't always use 4 circles for results (as in punnett squares) but sometimes use only 2? Maybe it suggests that some pairings aren't as fertile?

    Also: do you get washing out in any of the above pairings, besides the splash?

    Thanks for looking [​IMG]
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't mind.

    Washing out: if you mean the darkness of the blue or splash animal, then yes. This can happen always, but it is not visible in black animals. I call it: loss of melanizers.
     
  5. Henkin

    Henkin New Egg

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    Please, mysunwolf would you explain what you mean by 'washing out', I'm from UK so dont really know this in relation to bird colours, thanks ?
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The colour would get lighter. That's what washing out means :)
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    All I kept thinking was Blue + Blue = chocolate chip cookie?

    Must be time for a snack... [​IMG]
     
  8. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually now you're making me hungry...
     

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