question about blue plymouth rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cranman, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some day old chicks last spring locally and was told they are blue plymouth rocks. Two oare black with a greenish-bluish irridescence (sp?), two are grey with maybe a gunmetal bluish and two are like a dirty white, not bright white like leghorns.

    So my question is, is there a range of colors withinn the breed of blue plymouth rocks?
     
  2. Hi! It sounds like your Rocks are from a blue x blue breeding and are black, blue, and splash.
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    Lisa
     
  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Black, Blue and splash exactly what you discribed!
     
  4. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, I think I figured out how to post pic's

    So does that mean they are Blue PR's, Black PR's and Splash PR's?

    Sorry couldn't get a good pic of the white ones, they are more skittish than the others
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Yes they would be Blue, Black and Splash Plymouth Rocks.

    If you breed Black to Black there offspring will be 100% Black
    If you breed Splash to Black there offspring will be 100% Blue
    If you breed Splash to Splash there offspring will be 100% Splash
    If you breed Splash to Blue there offspring will be 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    If you breed Blue to Black there offspring will be 50% Blue, 50% Black
    If you breed Blue to Blue there offspring will be 50% Blue, 25% Splash, 25% Black

    Chris
     
  6. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Chris, good info! Intersting how splash to black = blue.

    Since I only have one roo and he's BCM it will be interesting to see what the chicks come out like, I am incubating 20 of the blue, black and splash eggs with the BCM roo father.
     
  7. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Halo (Kathy) here on BYC raises BBS plymouth rocks....might get in touch with her if you want to raise pure BBS rocks. She has some excellent birds

    I have some on my place that I hatched from her flock
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:
    I am incubating 20 of the blue, black and splash eggs with the BCM roo father

    I should work the same as breeding a black to each of the colors.

    Example -
    Black Cooper to Blue hen offspring should be 50% Blue with some Gold leaking through in the neck and 50% Black with some Gold leaking through in the neck.

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