Spangled birds with a blue base. Possible?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PGRanch, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. PGRanch

    PGRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I dont' breed purebreds or show birds. I have a bunch of mutts that cross breed and what not, nothing fancy.

    I've gotten the idea to try to breed my Spangled hamburg with my blue cochin.

    Is it possible to get a blue bird with black spangling? I'm not looking to create a new breed or color, I'm just wondering if this has occurred in other breedings before?
     
  2. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    That would be really pretty! I'm not sure if it would work, but post pics!
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    could be possible. remember Blue has trouble diluting Melanotic and the Pattern gene on a Extended black background
     
  4. PGRanch

    PGRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Say what?
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue Cant Dilute PG and Ml(pattern gene and melanotic) on an Extended Black Background
     
  6. PGRanch

    PGRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you did what change one word :p

    Thanks for the info. I guess we will see what pops out :)
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not sure what your question is?..

    Do you know why Black laced blue bird exist? yeah a blue based bird with black lacing. thats because the blue gene(which is only one copy of splash Bl/b+) cant dilute Pg and ML on a extended black bird

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  8. PGRanch

    PGRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My question is "Are blue birds with black spangles genetically possible"

    I'm not well versed on the genetic terms so its all spanish to me [​IMG]
     
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you were to succeed in creating one that would be amazing. Because it shouldn't be possible.
    You can't get a double lace on a solid blue chicken for the same reasons.
     
  10. nicalandia

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    I love to dream...
     

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