breeding a splash to a splash??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cowlady11, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a trio of splash cochins and i was wondering; if i were to hatch a few chicks from them, would all of the offspring be splash? or would it be a b/b/s mixture?

    thanks!!
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    100% splash.

    The problem with breeding splash to splash is that in just a couple generations you are going to get very washed out splashes. These are splashes with very little of the splashing. They will look like a sort of dirty white.

    If you want really nice and dark splashes in the next generation get ahold of a dark blue Roo for the splash hens.

    Matt
     
  3. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thank you very much! i was hoping for blues and blacks in the first place, but they all hatched splash!!
     

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