I was given blue leghorn bantam eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Krodsorin, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given blue leghorn bantam eggs and 4 did come out blue.
    1 boy 3 girls..
    but then there are 4 other girls!!
    3 are white with a tinge of the bluish grey colour and some odd dark gray patches, i think they are splash?
    and one is black??
    Can blues make black babies? and splash coloured ones??
     
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Yes, blue does not breed true. You always get blue, black and splash together.

    This is copied from McMurray Hatchery's website:

    THE COLOR BLUE: A unique genetic feature of this breed is the constant recurrence in the offspring of not only all blue chicks, but also the black, white, and black-white colors used in the original matings many generations ago to produce these blue birds. All of these chicks carry the blue genes and when mated black on white or with other blues in turn produce many blue offspring. In our breeding flocks, however, only blue males of the finest color are used.
    Approximately 50% of the baby chicks will be all blue. The other 50% will be black, white, and black/white combinations.

    I've never seen Blue Leghorns. I bet they will be beautiful! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take some pics for you!
     
  4. Krodsorin

    Krodsorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are bantams, and at 10 weeks the boy is alreading crowing [​IMG])))))))
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Gotta love those early crowers. [​IMG] I bet he's cute. Can't wait to see pics.
     

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