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Blue or Black?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bobby d, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. bobby d

    bobby d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought several chicks from a well known breeder ( BLRW, SLW, & Blue wyandotte) My question is a few of our blue chicks are Black, will their color lighten up or do i need to add another flavor to our list? lol
     
  2. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are black, they are blacks, but if it is more a char cole gray, they could be dark blues.

    Do you have any pics?
     
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  3. bobby d

    bobby d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to post a few pics this morming!! Ok on the breeders web page they say that the Blues come in Blue, Black, and Splash? We are new to the Blue line, I know that Blue Laced Red Wyandottes come in BLR, Black Laced, and Splash
     
  4. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay let me help you out with the "blue gene."

    Long story short is Blue is Black...lol, just lighter

    Here is what you would get from these matings:
    Black x Black = 100% Blacks
    Blue x Black = 50% Blue & 50% Blacks
    Blue x Blue = 25% Blacks, 50% Blues & 25% Splash
    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
    Black x Splash = 100% Blues
    Blue x Splash = 50% Blue & 50% Splash

    Black is the "normal" color
    Blue is a dilute
    Splash is a double dilute

    So:
    Black has no blue gene
    Blue has one blue gene & Splash has 2 blue genes

    Edited to fix spelling
     
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  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That needs to be a "sticky". I'm writing that down.[​IMG]
     
  6. bobby d

    bobby d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of the chicks in question.
     
  7. CluckyChuckCrazy

    CluckyChuckCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Im writing this down too thanks heaps, do you have any more like this for different colours
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  8. bobby d

    bobby d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Loddie!! We did come across that chart a while back. It really does help. I posted some pics of the chicks in question.
     
  9. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *Photo problems, so removed*

    Here's what you'v got [​IMG]
    Blue dot = Blues
    Red = Blacks
    Yellow = White Laced
     
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  10. bobby d

    bobby d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!! Thanks for your help!! [​IMG] So I guess as my husband said earlier we're adding a new flavor..LOL!! [​IMG]
     

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