Splash ameraucana over lavender ameraucana

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
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Yes, blue. Lavender is a recessive gene that modified black, so the base color of the Lavender is black, but since there will only be one lavender gene at that gene pair you will not see any effect from the Lavender.

The “Blue” gene also modifies black. So a splash chicken will have a black base if it is solid splash. The Blue gene is kind of funny. Two copies at that gene pair will give you splash, one copy gives you blue, and no copies does not modify anything because it is not there so you default to black.

So you get black from both parents and one blue gene from the splash, so you get Blue from a Splash/Lavender cross.

I have no idea what you would get if you cross them back to a Lavender and get some chicks pure for Lavender and split for blue.
 

wendychicklawyr

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awesome guys thx! I got an incubator for Christmas!!
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junebuggena

Crowing
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Just a word of warning, you can have second generation birds that are both Blue/Splash and Lavender, but the dominant BBS gene will override the Lavender. It will be impossible to tell which birds are carrying which genes. This is why it's best not to mix the two varieties.
 

keesmom

Free Ranging
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Just a word of warning, you can have second generation birds that are both Blue/Splash and Lavender, but the dominant BBS gene will override the Lavender. It will be impossible to tell which birds are carrying which genes. This is why it's best not to mix the two varieties.
X 2. A bird can be BOTH splash/blue and lavender. Blue and lavender are both diluters of black (lavender also dilutes red), and the presence of one does not inhibit the other. It can be very difficult to distinguish which birds have which genes.
 

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