Blue, Splash and Black Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultryhaven, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Ok well, I have 2 Black Giant hens and Tomorrow i'm probably getting either a Splash Giant Roo or a Blue Giant Roo
    I was wondering
    A. If i bred the blue roo with my black hens, What colors would i get and what percentage.
    B. If i bred the Splash to the black hens what colors and percentage?
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    The Blue gene in chickens is referred to as Andalusian Blue. It’s not simple, you don’t breed Blue to Blue to get Blue. There are three components: Black, Blue, and Splash. Here’s how it works (numbers are approximate, your results may vary slightly):

    Black x Black = 100% Black

    Black x Blue = 50% Black, 50% Blue

    Blue x Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash

    Splash x Black = 100% Blue

    Splash x Blue = 50% Splash and 50% Blue

    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
     
  3. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Thank You!
     
  4. Pathfinders

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     

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