if i breed black to splash...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkielover5, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wondering what i would get if i bred my black rosecomb rooster to my splash hen
    and if i bred him to a BBred hen (im thinking about getting one)
     
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I don't know about the BBRed cross but black x splash = 100% blue
     
  3. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kay thanks i was hoping more splash but i dont want another rooster so i guess ill have to live without
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
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    cross the blue offspring and you'll get 25% Splash 50% Blue and 25% Black
     
  5. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya but i dont have room for another rooster. in my rosecomb pen i only have room for a trio...stupid dog killed my pretty blue rooster
     
  6. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crosses to a Bbred will produce birds that are a black-red. They come out mostly black with red leakage in the hackle and saddles, similar to a brown-red/brassy back but not really. They are somewhat hard to explain. We have a couple running around in the barn these days. They are from Katherine Plummer bloodlines years ago. We have some of birds that were a crele project, and hatched BBReds and Crele from hatching eggs from that project, then crossed the bbreds with nice blacks and hatched the black-reds, and had plans to keep working to create a new line of bbreds, but lost several birds over time to age and foxes, so now they run around in the barn and look pretty. They hatch multiple clutches a year, this year we got cuckoo/barreds, brassy back-ish, blues, blacks and one that looks like a brown red. Rosecombs were our first breed, but we no longer breed or show them other than whats "wild" in the barn.
     
  7. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love rosecombs they are my favorite breed, i want to buy birds from her but she never has any for sale [​IMG] and that sounds pretty do you have any pictures of them
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    only way to get splash is splash to splash, you get 100% splash
    splash to blue you get 50/50 of each

    or blue to blue as mentioned above you'll get 25% splash

    there is no way to use a black and get splash in that breeding. Splash is two coipies of blue. Been that each parent contributes 1 copy of a gene, both parents have to have some blue in them.

    yes the black to bb red will be largely black birds with some red leakage, back breed them and you will get more blacks similar and more bb reds

    bred the splash to the bb and work your way towards blue reds also
     

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