Help with Blue (cochin bantam) color??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by laughingllama75, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    I need someone to explain to me (and maybe tell me where I can find more color genetics info) what I will get with crossing these colors on my cochin bantams:
    Blue rooster with
    white (frizzle) hen
    black (frizzle and flat feathered) hens
    blue spash hens
    mottled hens (black/white)

    and also or instead of the blue roo, using a black roo.

    Anyone? The white frizzle, blue splash are just pullets, so it would be spring before I set them up for breeding. I just want to get all the info I can, but don't know where to look. Except here, and usually I find ALL the info I need. [​IMG]
    Thanks guys!
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    Jul 9, 2007
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  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    The Blue Rooster over Blue and or black hens will give Blue and Black chicks. Blue Roo over Blue and splash hens will give blue and splash and Black chicks (the Black chicks will come from the blue hens). I am not sure about the rest and I do not know about the frizzle, I do know you are not supposed to breed frizzle to frizzle.
  4. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Thanks for the info. i do know my frizzle genes, I have been breeding blacks and mottled for a while now. I just know nothing about blue, and I have really fallen in love with the color. I just need to find some good info. And your was good. thanks so much! [​IMG]
    on a side note, I know someone who doesn't believe breeding frizzle to frizzle is harmful, yet she doesn't understand why her chicks come out almost featherless, sometimes WAY to curly or just plain mutated.
    I love to learn, and try to soak up as much info as possible. i wish I cared this much years ago, when I was in school! LOL.

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