Self Blue Coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluvr, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would someone care to explain to me how the self blue(lavender) color works??? I love the color and now that I fully understand normal blue color, I think its time to learn about self! So if anyone could explain that would be awesome!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Self blue (aka lavender) is a recessive gene.

    For example, if you were to breed a self blue to a black, f1 would be all black, with 100% carrying one copy of the lavender gene. For f2, if you were to breed the babies together, you would get 25% without the lavender gene (black), 50% with one copy of the lavender gene (black), and 25% carrying two copies of the lavender gene (lavender). If you were to breed the f1 babies back to the lavenders, you would get 50% lavender and 50% black (carrying one copy of the lavender gene).

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silly Alyssa you should have just asked me. Since our trio is self blue, we will have all self blue babies. VICTORY!
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    would you breed a black roo to a lavender hen

    or breed a lavender roo to a black hen?
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Either way will give you the same results.
     
  6. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    I have two Self - Blues out of George Mahliks line -

    and have no idea what I am going to do with them yet -- maybe in a month or so I'll put them in the black pen and see what happens
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Shari, I love your title LOL
     
  8. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    my husband laughs cuz I hatched for a year if 1/4 of the eggs I set hatched -- well they'd have the house and we'd be in the coop
    I have 20 or so Buff Chicks about 15 whites and well he is ready for a downsize -- oh yea and the polish ---
     

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