Color Blue questions..for breeding purposes PICS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NYRIR, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I am going to breed Bantam Cochins next spring. I have a Splash( I think) Roo and 1 hen that is blue and one that is black. I would also be mixing my Black Frizzle Cochin Bantams in with this roo. My question is...what would I get for the most part? Blue,black or Splash? Here are some photos of what the parents look like now but they are still very young...

    Here is the Daddy to be...is he considered Splash?
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    Here is the "blue" female....is she also splash??

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    Here is the "blue "black" female...
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    Here is one of the Black Frizzle Cochin bantam girls...( they are so cute and friendly...I love these 3 girls...I call them the "Hula Girls" [​IMG] )
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    Thanks for any input you can give [​IMG] and yes, I know they are not SQ [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Blue x Black = 50/50

    Blue x Splash = 50/50

    Black x Splash = 100% blue

    Blue x Blue = 50% blue, 25% black or splash



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    From there, figure how many of what pairings you have. Your roo is splash, so breeding him with one black and one splash will give you 50% blue, 50% splash.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you [​IMG] But the "blues" could turn out black, correct?? Or no... [​IMG]
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue comes in a host of shades, there will be light blue, dark blue, and a nice even medium blue, then you will have the splash and Black, however with the Splash male you have and teh very light blue pullet you would likely get more splash than anything else, the Splash male with the Black hen should all be blue, same with the Blck frizzle they should be blue. So from teh mating you are discussing I would expect Blue and Splash. although th ehatch may surprise you on occasion.
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] I love the color blue anyway...it'll be cool to see how much the shades vary! This will be my first time purposely breeding so it's just an experiment. I decided on the bantam cochins because they are so friendly! And the frizzled ones? Adorable, so thought, why not? people will love these for eye candy [​IMG]
     

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