Is there such thing as a Blue Birchen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TK Poultry, May 18, 2010.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I'm just curious? I've searched and searched but can't find any conclusive! Can someone tell me.
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming you could. Take a gold or silver birchen and have the blue replace the black. In which case a gold birchen + blue would become lemon blue.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
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    Pamperedpoultry used to have some OEGB blue birchen, don't know if she still does. Also known as silver blues.
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    could you do this with cochins....I'm only asking because

    1. I'm new to birchen
    2. I'm getting a pair of birchen cochins soon and I was just curious
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this boy here... he's split between silver and gold, I can get blue birchen hens off him next season.

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  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
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    Sorry to hijack, But nzpouter what colour hens will you use with him, to get Blue Birchen?
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    birchen or brown red, will give you blue birchen pullet... preferably birchen cause then you can also breed blue birchen rooster.
     

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