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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a blue splash dutch hen and a blue splash OEGB hen. I had a blue splash dutch roo that was lost to hawks I'm assuming. The few chicks I hatched from these 3 this fall were all blue splash.
    Since I don't have the roo anymore, what color roo(s) would I need to be sure to get some blue splash chicks?
     

  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Either blue or blue splash. If you use a blue splash roo all your babies will be splash. If you use a blue roo then you will get a percentage splash.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The percent splash with a blue is like 25% right?
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Blue x splash will give you a 50% ratio blue and 50% ratio splash.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm really dumb with color genetics [​IMG] but what does blue x blue get? I have a dutch blue pullet as well, just curious!
     
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

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    blue crossed to blue will produce :
    50% blue
    25% splash
    25% black
     
  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    Quote:Blue x Blue = 25% Black, 25% Splash, 50% Blue
     

  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Hey eggchel, I think this topic needs to be stickied!! [​IMG] I know I have seen it bwfore, but I couldn't find it!

    Ok so for the black chicks that would come from a bluexblue mix, would they have the blue gene, or would all their chicks be black?
     
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    Quote:Blacks from blues are sports. They are black and carry no blue genes. Chicks from them will be black. The problem with the sports is that they can lack the green sheen of a pure black.

    hope I ain't butting in.

    Matt
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No you aren't butting in, any help is appreciated! [​IMG] So for the black chicks I would get from this mix, what could I do with them? Could they be bred to blue or splash, or would it just be a mess?
     

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