Blues?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LindseyM12, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I've been wanting to get blue hamburgs but when you get the chicks they could be be blue/black/splash. If you breed... say a black and a blue, them what will it turn out to be? A mutt or a blue, black or splash? thanks!
     
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    well if you order from a hatchery you could get blue, black or splash

    if you breed blue to blue you'll get blue, black, and splash. There are percentages but that is out of 100 birds hatched and can be misleading in my opinion

    if you breed a black to a blue you'll get blue and black

    if you breed a black to a splash you'll get all blue

    if you breed a blue to a splash you'll get blue and splash

    You can do a Punnett square with just simple signs not complex ones to figure it out. BB being black, Bb being blue and bb being splash.

    hope this helps!
     
  3. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this might be dumb questions but i have no clue! what happens if you breed blue to blue or black to black or splash to splash? thanks
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    blue to blue will give you blue, black or splash.

    Black to black will give you only black. Splash to splash gives you all splash. Genetically, a blue bird is a black bird with one blue gene. A splash is a black bird with two blue genes affecting the color.
     

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