breed splash to splash

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kasey08, May 11, 2011.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    How do you breed splash to splash without getting them "washed out" I want a splash pen, but I want there color to stay...
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I don't know that they'll all be 'washed out'...

    Try it, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some first generation splash to splash cochins. They are not washed out. I think the issue is when you continue breed offspring from these matings over time.
     
  4. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    So if I sell there eggs, and they breed them back together they wont be washed out? Should I just add a few of blue or black?
     
  5. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering the same thing. How to preserve the splash color the best. I dont currently have any splashes but plan on investing into some in the future. I would think maybe breeding a splash with a white/blue/black every now & then would keep the colors going.
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Quote:Blue only, not white or black.

    When you see that the markings are beginning to fade then it is time to introduce a blue in to the breeding pens.
     
  7. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Why not black? they would make blue offspring, then they would make BBS.
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Yes, I have heard that crossing to blue works. I guess because splash is more similar to blue, not black.
     
  9. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I breed BBS Silkies. I run all three colors together & have very "splashy" splash Silkies. I was taught that the best way to preserve the markings is to keep them together. This also is good for your blues markings. Are you concerned about producing too many blues? [​IMG]

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  10. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Quote:Some don't have blacks, don't want an over load of blues.
     

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