Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BantyHugger, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    Ok, I just got some JG eggs. The rooster is black and some of the hens are blue. Are all my chicks going to be black? If I understand the blue gene i could have blacks or *maybe* splashes, right?
     
  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    You will have a 50% chance of having either blue or black chicks, but that's only an estimate out of 100 chicks. Your actual results may vary depending on how many eggs you hatch out. Breeding a black roo to blue hens will give you ONLY black or blue chicks. The only way you can get splash is if you breed blue to splash or splash to splash.
     
  4. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    Quote:Oh ok. I think I'm going to be lucky to have 1 blue then. I only have 7 eggs. [​IMG]

    Thanks,

    Mariah
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    You can also get splash by breeding blue to blue. That will give you approximately 50% blue, 25% black, and 25% splash.

    The actual numbers are:
    black x black = 100% black
    black x blue = 50% black, 50% blue
    black x splash = 100% blue
    blue x blue = 50% blue, 25% black, 25% splash
    blue x splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
    splash x splash = 100% splash
     
  6. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    Duh, I was in a hurry and forgot the blue to blue thing. My bad.
     

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