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

    Hi,
    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?
    Thanks!
    ~Awesome
     
  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
    Maine
    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
    Maine
    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

    744
    6
    148
    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

    334
    0
    152
    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!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by