Blue Orps, what colors can they be bred with?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BikerBabeRules, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the opportunity to get A blue orp roo from a friend here who got them from Sandhill. She has a white roo and a blue splash? hen she is willing to part with. If I take the blue roo and the blue splash hen, will i get blues and splashes? What will I get? Will the white roo play any part?
     
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    With the blue and splash you could get a certain amt of blue/Splash and possibly black. You would not want to breed tthe white with the blues.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From a blue to splash cross, you can only get blue and splash, no black.

    black x blue = 50% black, 50% blue
    blue x blue = 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash
    blue x splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
    black x splash = 100% blue
    splash x splash = 100% splash (too many generations of splash to splash crossing can result in a diminishing of the darker blue feathers and an overall decrease in the quality of the color).
     
  4. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I'll go with the blue and the blue splash.
     

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