self blue color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ()relics, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

    Jan 4, 2009
    I want some self blue D'Uccles...I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find what I would call "self blue"...Anyway my question is...If I look at the parent birds and they "appear" to fit my description of "self blue" can I buy eggs and get the true self blue color in the chicks? Or should the parents not be both self blue to insure self blue chicks? and if not both self blue then what color combination would I look for in the parents?
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    if both parents look self blue, the chicks should all inherit two self blue genes, making them look like the parents, unless there are other recessive genes at work also, like for example recessive white, which you would likely not find in D'uccles, but may in silkies, etc...

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