Spaulding cock crossed with a india blue hen

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  1. CallPro88

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    Hi, I was wondering what I would get if I crossed my Spaulding cock with a India blue hen? Thank you
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  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spalding birds with less green blood than their father.
     
  3. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the % of green blood in the rooster. If he is a 50/50 split you can expect a lower green looking pea. If he is high % this increases the green visibility. As for looks, some chicks will look more blue and some less it all depends on that rooster in this situation.

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  4. Midnightman14

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    Also since they are hybrids they will vary widely in how they actually look. You can have a low % green that looks alot like a java or a higher percent green that looks more like an india blue. Until you get into the really high % spaldings or really % percent ones a spalding bird can have a widely varied appearance.
     
  5. Dany12

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    How can it be explained scientifically?
     
  6. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With any hybrid there is alot of variation in what they might look like on the outside vs. what genes are actually there. It's unpredictable because with spaldings they're not color mutations in and of themselves so there's no set formula to what genes might get expressed phenotypically. That's why you can have two spaldings from the same parents who look very different
     
  7. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... but with the first spalding !
    Pure green X pure blue !

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    Hybridization of hybrid roses is not the same that hybridization of pure roses ( rosa galica or rosa centifolia ).

    To increase the %age of spalding ... green blood is better than to decrease it !
     
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  8. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my own experience a pure green to an india blue will make a bird that looks like an india blue but with more green on the neck and slightly different facial features.The legs might be a bit longer too but not always when it come to determining spalding blood. The bird on the left is a 50/50 spalding cock the right bird is a 75%.
     
  9. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meiosis.
     
  10. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Each parent brings 50% of the bird to be born!
    I believe the green blood has a particular dominance!
     

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