Can you get a blue bird from a Crested Cream Legbar?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by donrae, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Okay, the thread on getting blue birds from different breeds mixing black and splash made me start wondering. I understand the b/b/s thing, I'm just not familiar enough with legbars to know if it would work with them, not sure what their base color is. Would breeding either a male or female CCL to a splash bird of another breed give you blue birds? Not worried about barring at all.

  2. I believe that Crested Cream Legbars are barred + a dilution gene instead of barred + blue gene, if that makes any sense. Both can produce a 'blue' bird, but they get there via different roads.

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