blue splash cochin bantam rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Picco, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of my rooster, Piccolino. He is a blue splash cochin bantam rooster. He is an amazing rooster; friendly, quiet, nice to his girls, and beautiful! One cool thing I have found is that every chick he has sired has turned out blue. Its weird - regardless of the hens color (BTW japanese, buff cochin, mille fleur) the chicks come out blue. I guess he has a "super blue" gene! I'll have to see what he'll produce this summer.

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    Here are some of his "children"

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  2. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! Let us know if he continues throwing blue chicks!
     
  3. nativeplanter

    nativeplanter New Egg

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    If I understand my genetics correctly, every chick he sires should turn out blue. Splash birds are homozygous for the blue gene, and blue birds are heterozygous. Every bird he sires with a non-blue bird will be heterozygous, thus blue. If he is bred to a blue bird, half of his offspring will be blue and half splash.

    (If I've got this backwards, someone please correct me. Haven' t had a lot of coffee yet today)
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'll be having a lot of blue chicks! Do you know anything about wyandotte genetics? I want to to start a breeding flock of blue laced reds and I'm wondering what would result from a BLR/silver laced cross. Thaks a lot.
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    He is beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  6. nativeplanter

    nativeplanter New Egg

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    Quote:Haven't a clue. I just happen to know about the blue gene. But scan around in Google. I once bumped into a few good chicken genetics articles that way. I can't recall what they were called now, but you might find something good.
     

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