Question on BBS breeding

Happy Chooks

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I'm just curious, does the BBS breeding work the same if the birds are 2 different breeds? So if you crossed (just for example) a blue ameraucana rooster with a blue Orpington, would you still get blue, black and splash in the offspring?
 

Goose and Fig

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Yes
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(but blue x blue = blue & black)

It's a useful way to introduce blue into a breed.
 
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Happy Chooks

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Really? I saw it posted like this, and I copied it for future reference: So this is wrong?

Black x Black = 100% Black

Black x Blue = 50% Black, 50% Blue

Blue x Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash

Splash x Black = 100% Blue

Splash x Blue = 50% Splash and 50% Blue

Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
 

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Those are general percentages, but with smaller hatches, you will probably get slightly different ratios. For instance, with blue x black, you have a 50/50 chance of getting a blue or a black chick with each chick. And you cannot get splashes from blue x black. I've had all black and splash hatch from a blue x blue mating, for example, and no blues.
 

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