Quick question- Splash Wheaten to Wheaten?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goose and Fig, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I thought I had all BW girls, but one is getting black tips on her feathers. I'm picking up a splash wheaten roo. What colors of chicks will I get from them? Thanks! I don't want to keep bugging Tailfeatherz [​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Splash X splash = 100% splash

    Splash X Blue = 50% splash, 50% Blue

    Splash X not-blue= 100% blue
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Ok- so they'll be blue wheaten? Not plain blue? That would be crazy!I get the BBS stuff, but when you throw the wheaten in there I still have some learning to do. Thanks.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are you sure it is a "Wheaten Splash" and not a Wheaten Sport?

    Chris
     
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  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok- so they'll be blue wheaten? Not plain blue? That would be crazy!I get the BBS stuff, but when you throw the wheaten in there I still have some learning to do. Thanks.

    Yes they will all be different colorations of Wheaten.
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Splash wheaten- here's a pic of the young roo: (not my pic)
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    OMG I'm sooo excited! Can ya tell?
     
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That doesn't look at all wheaten.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    OK.
    Here is what I found on breeding Wheaten, Blue Wheaten and Splash Wheaten.

    Wheaten x Wheaten = All Wheaten

    Wheaten x Blue Wheaten = 1/2 Wheaten and 1/2 Blue Wheaten

    Blue Wheaten x Blue Wheaten = 1/2 Blue Wheaten, 1/4 Wheaten and 1/4 Splash
    Wheaten.

    Wheaten x Splash Wheaten = All Blue Wheaten

    Blue Wheaten x Splash Wheaten = 1/2 Splash Wheaten and 1/2 Blue Wheaten

    Splash Wheaten x Splash Wheaten = All Splash Wheaten

    Chris
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Thanks Chris- I'm going to save this [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Blue dilutes black pigment. It does not matter whether you're talking about a solid coloured bird or a bird with patterns: either primary (different colours on different parts of the body) or secondary (patterns on individual feathers). The blue equations work the same; the only time they do not work is if black pigment is switched OFF (dominant or recessive white). If additional dilution genes are present (such as chocolate, dun or lavender), the affect of blue may be less obvious.
     

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