Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ascott1978, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Joshua, Tx
    Are there any splash / variations you can get from Buff Orpingtons to other Orpingtons.

    I have BO, and want to try an new color, but I'd like to mix the colors to get different variations.

    Or am I completely off base on how splashes are breed?
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Splashes are a result of a double blue gene. They are genetically a black, but with 2 blue genes. A black chicken with one blue gene is a blue. None is just a normal black. Buff's don't work that way, they are a standard color like black.
     
  3. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the feedback.
     

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