I have standard black cochin-- What do I mix to get Blue cochins?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cwc362, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 standard cochins- Black 1 roo - 2 pullets-- Could anyone please explain to me ---- In very simple terms please How can I get some blue cochins. I mean what color do I need to mix to produce blues . My roo has a few red streaks in his neck so he may have some Partridge? in him. I also love the blue langshans. I know I would have to at least get one Blue or Splash - right?
     
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    From what I understand, and this is just me,

    You take a black bird and breed it to a blue bird. This should give you 50% black, 50% blue. (Remember...I'm trying to figure it out also.)

    I believe if you breed a black to a splash, you'll get 100% Blue.

    Blue x Splash...I think you get 50% Blues and 50% Splashes.

    Splash x Splash will give you 100% Splash.

    Yes...you need to purchase a splash bird. If you purchase splash, you'll have better luck getting blues.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    You do need a splash if you want to produce only blue from the cross. [​IMG]
     
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you all and I think I somehow posted this question 2 times - How in the world did I do that?
     

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