How to get blue into a non-blue breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Obsessive, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if the title is technically correct.... [​IMG]

    how would you go about getting a blue chicken out of a breed that typically doesn't have a blue?

    say a polish.

    Unless im missing something ive never seen a all blue polish and they are at least not one of the more pop. varieties.

    so mainly on polish, but what about all other breeds?
     
  2. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    To breed blue into a breed, you would want a black variety of breed, then by breeding to blue about half the offspring will be blue. Of course if you use a blue of a different breed you have a mixed breed.

    Blue Polish
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  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    There are actually quite a lot of blue Polish already.
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    Here are some more, a little different, these are mixed.
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  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Becky what was your Polish hen mixed with?
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Here is a list of color /varieties.
    You can go to the club page to get a lot of information on the breed...

    Chris
     
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Quote:LOL, that is the million dollar question. They are a splash Polish mix. I am am not sure if the splash was the hen or the roos. The only other hen in the pen was a RIR but later on there were other roos that matured besides the splash. So it was the splash hen with any of several different roos or it was the RIR hen with the splash roos. The hens have different body types so I am inclined to believe it was the splash hen with different roos.
     

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