Color difference in chicks of same breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by heathersboers, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok- Here is the deal- I have 2 splash marans hens bred to a FBCM rooster- One lays a Dark egg-the other about a 5- All the chicks from the dark egg are DARK BLUE- all from the light egg are Carolina blue. Will they mature to look the same?? What gives?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Is there a White spot on there head?

    They should all turn out Blue Barred.

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  3. Casey76

    Casey76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no barring in this equation [​IMG]

    Thing with andalusian blue (black/blue/splash), is that there is very little homogenity in the colour of the blue, unlike self blue (lavender).

    You won't be able to tell what colour blue they will end up until they geit ther full adult feathers. This is one of the reasons why "blue" has been standardised for so few breeds.
     
  4. Chris09

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    Quote:My mistake I was thinking FBCM was either French Blue Cuckoo Marans or French Black Cuckoo Marans and wasn't thinking French Black Cooper Marans.

    That's the problem with abbreviation some can stand for more than one thing.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    OK,
    With it being a French Black Cooper Maran over Splash hens you should have Blue and Black chicks.

    Chris
     
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  5. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My mistake I was thinking FBCM was either French Blue Cuckoo Marans or French Black Cuckoo Marans and wasn't thinking French Black Cooper Marans.

    That's the problem with abbreviation some can stand for more than one thing.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    OK,
    With it being a French Black Cooper Maran over Splash hens you should have Blue and Black chicks.

    Chris

    Black to splash = blue-all I know is all the chicks have been some shade of blue- but I never thought a blue would look that light
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    When breeding blue x blue, or often even splash x black, you get quite a variety of shades of blue.

    They will mature to look as they did in chick form. I myself have quite a variety, a blue so light it looks Lavender, and a blue so dark it looks black.
     
  7. Chris09

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    Quote:My mistake I was thinking FBCM was either French Blue Cuckoo Marans or French Black Cuckoo Marans and wasn't thinking French Black Cooper Marans.

    That's the problem with abbreviation some can stand for more than one thing.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    OK,
    With it being a French Black Cooper Maran over Splash hens you should have Blue and Black chicks.

    Chris

    Black to splash = blue-all I know is all the chicks have been some shade of blue- but I never thought a blue would look that light

    I don't know what I was thinking. [​IMG]
    Splash (bb) X Black (BB) = 100% Blue (Bb)

    Chris
     
  8. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep- mine is so light it looks lavender. When it hatched I went back and looked at the egg shell to make sure it wasnt a lav orp by mistake. This one came out clean legged- The first one out of 45 that we have hatched.
     

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