Blue Orphingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by grandads, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you cross to get Blue Orphingtons?
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need blue or splash birds to get blue. Blue is a dominant gene. If even one set is present, the bird will be blue (well, where the black feathers would be would be blue, anyway) and if there's two sets you get splash.

    Black x Black = 100% black
    Black x Blue = 50% black 50%blue
    Blue x Blue = 25% black 50%blue 25%splash
    Blue x Splash = 50% blue 50% splash
    Splash x Splash = 100% splash
    Black x Splash = 100% blue
     
  3. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Orpingtons...There is no H in Orpington
     
  4. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Orpingtons are pure breeds. There are a number of BYC members that have them so you shouldn't need to cross anything. The works been done of them. [​IMG]
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    corancher...are you talking about self-blue/lavender or are you talking about the actual laced-blue coloration?
     
  6. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I have a blue rooster and a black hen I get blues?
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Quote:If you have a black and a blue you will get some of both.
     

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