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Cochin color genetics question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    What would I get if I crossed a frizzled barred(black) cochin to a smooth spalsh?

    How 'bout the splash to a frizzled blue?

  2. Hi Steph!
    Depends if the barred bird is cock or hen.
    If barred bird is cock, then all chicks should show barring.
    If hen is barred, then only males will show barring.

    Black x splash = all blues
    Blue x Splash = blues and splashes

    You should get half Frizz and half smooth.

  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    what about splash roo with what looks like bleed through barring on his hackles and some tail feathers? I bought a splash cockerel but now that he is a bit older, some barring is showing through. Does that mean he is a splash barred, or is he a bad splash?
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:If my splash is truely a boy then it would be Jet (frizzled barred pullet) X Sunny (smooth splash roo)

    But with the unknown history behind Jets papa - could I get some other colors? I am pretty sure that Sunny comes from a totally b/b/s background.

    I am hoping Sylver is a girl too so I can get some frizzled splashes from the mix.
  5. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I have a breeding question about bantam cochins. My sister has a blue rooster that she wants to breed a white hen to. What color would she get?
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    you're assuming that a barred cock will carry two copies of the barring gene, and he may, but he also may not. If not then only half his progeny will receive a copy. Other than that, I agree with you.

    Splash papa, black barred mama = blue barred sons and blue non-barred daughters. Approximately half of each will be frizzled (assuming that the frizzle is the usual heterozygous (one copy of the gene)).

    Anythiing other than white to white is unpredictable as a general rule. With specific birds and crosses you can make predictions based upon previous results from that particular bird or pair of birds.

    Good question. I have a somewhat similar looking bird (but add some red!): some definitely splashing, but it appears to be widely barred in places rather than unpatterned random splashing. Do you have a photo of your bird?

    Any colour can "hide" other colours, either because the nature of the particular colour doesn't show on the plumage (ex. a laced black bird) or because it is recessive (ex. lavender or white).

    I believe that the random nature of splash can hide some patterns that would be apparent on a solid coloured bird. But I think it depends on the specific patterns and colours involved. There are pattterns that include splash genetics.

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