Help with color genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by foxypoproxy, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Madison, CT
    I know a little about color genetics in chickens, so i know you can breed blue, black and splash together, etc.
    But i was wondering what would happen if you breed at blue, black or splash to a laced chicken of the same breed?
    Would some come out laced and others come out solid? Or would the colors/patterns mix? I have no idea and have seen nothing on the subject.
    Any help would be great, thanks!
  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Since my english is bad I want to give someone else the opportunity to answer this one... ;)
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Solid blue, black, or splash X laced = bunch of either blue or black birds with a little leakage.

    Lacing is a collection of many genes while solid blue, black, or splash is just two main genes at play, one of them being quite dominant to lacing as a whole, and thus making a solid bird with a little leakage (brown, red, or white color coming in on the neck and possibly breast and shoulders)

    Otherwise, solid speaking -

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

    Black x Blue = 50/50 black or blue

    Splash x Blue = 50/50 splash or blue

    Splash x Splash = 100% splash

    Blue x Splash = 100% blue

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