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

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    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. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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