Blue Vs Self Blue

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewHopePoultry, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Ive been looking into breeds that I want to get a pair or even a trio of, and feel in love self blue d'uccle Bantams and self blue Old English Game Bantams.
    How does the color "self blue" work compared to "blue" or are they the same?
    What about Lavendar?
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 4, 2011
  2. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Songster

    Jan 14, 2011
    Harrisville, MI
    There is an OEGB thread on here.
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Duccles are tough to find show qualtiy, there are a few members on here with quality Millies but idk about self blue.
  4. GotGame

    GotGame Songster

    Jul 13, 2010
    NE of OKC
    Plain Blue, or Andalusian blue as it is called, is an incomplete dominant. You Breed Blue to Blue and you get Black/Blue/Splash. But you breed self blue to self blue and all you get is self blue. But self blue is a recessive mutator gene. You will ONLY get self blue if both birds are either self blue or they carry the self blue gene. And crossing self blue on any other color will dilute the other color.
  5. Anouther name for Self Blue follows the gene name which is Lavendar.

    Check out the D'Uccle Thread for some other info.

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