Lemon Blue coloring???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by steffpeck, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    What colors do you cross to get lemon blue coloring?? Thanks for the help!


    Steff
     
  2. mastiffsinky

    mastiffsinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a lemon blue is a brown red with the blue gene. The best way to go about making them, is to breed a brown red to blues and take blue offspring and breed them back to a brown red again, in which you will produce the lemon blue.

    Katie
     
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Would someone post a photo of a blue/yellow please?
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a great pic, but this is the color I have that is a blue silkie/Millie Fluer D'Uccle. To get the color in pure silkie would it be a blue/buff cross?
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  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    I went and looked at that website. The birds did not look blue and lemon, more blue/orange to blue/red.
     
  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Steff, I was researching this very question tonight because I have a buff ameraucana that I wondered if it would create a lemon blue and found this thread. ....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=73863

    [​IMG] Here's your answer from the genetic guru. And I've got Copper Black Marans (carries birchen gene?) Brabanters (cream gene)and blue and wheaten Ameraucanas and a brown red EE, so I am going to try this![​IMG]

    I love lemon blue too. But I couldn't find one of the few pictures I have seen of it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2008

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