I have a splash girl, what color do I breed to her to get blue silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by awesomefowl, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I have a splash silkie girl. When she starts laying I plan on getting a roo for her so I can hatch some blue silkies--what color roo should I get? Blue or splash?
    Any good silkie breeders out there who could tip me?
  2. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    There are plenty of threads on here that discuss blue breeding; just do a search on BBS, which is BYC shorthand for BlackBlueSplash, or the andelusian blue gene. You'll find that if you get a black cock, you should hatch all blue offspring. Good luck!
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    So, a black cock.
    I culdn't find any threads, links, anyone? Thanks! I did search blue genetics.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As was stated, splash bred to black will give all blue chicks.
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:Thanks! I will have to get a black cock. C'mon Salty (that's the girl's name) lay already!!!
  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Here you go:

    Bue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Black X Black = 100% Black
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue
  7. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    So, you could use a blue roo as well. If you want to get blue and splash chicks.
  8. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Well, I do like splash...here's a dilemma....???
  9. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Near Asheville, NC
    for the purposes of this conversation/question, would a FCBM roo be considered black?
  10. chasehope

    chasehope Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2007
    Eastern Washington
    Yes. A FBCM would be considered black. You can breed them to blue, blue copper, splash or splash copper and use the same rules as above!

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