Splash/Blue/black?! Can ya help a fella out:)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenmadnessainmind, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. chickenmadnessainmind

    chickenmadnessainmind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok this whole Breeding splash to black or black to splash has me confused [​IMG]
    If say i have a Black orpington hen and a blue roo what is the outcome?! like what percent would be Blie/Splash/Black?
    And it this still the same percentage if it is Black roo to blue hen?
    Can you work these out for me please because i don't have a notion!!

    Black hen x Blue roo
    Black hen x Splash roo

    Blue hen x Black roo
    Blue hen x Splash roo

    Splash hen x Blue roo
    Splash hen x Black roo

    And if breeding splash to Splash what is the out come can you get all three?!
    Thank you for any reply's
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue x Blue = 25% Black/25% Splash/50% Blue

    Blue x Black = 50% of each

    Blue x Splash = 50% of each

    Splash x Black = 100% Blue

    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
    Breeding Splash to Splash generally produces birds that are too light for showing....
     
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  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Hope this helps. [​IMG]

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash

    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash

    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

    Splash X Black = 100% Blue

    Black X Black = 100% Black

    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
     
  4. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    dosen't matter what color the hen is and what color the roo is, the percentages posted above are correct though.

    If say i have a Black orpington hen and a blue roo what is the outcome?! Black x blue = 50/50 of each

    And it this still the same percentage if it is Black roo to blue hen?! same Black x blue = 50/50 of each
     
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  5. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok let's get a little deeper. I am a color novice but is it true you get better blues from blacks?
     
  6. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last summer I took a 50/50 BO/Blk cockerel to a splash hen and got 100% Blues.
     
  7. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
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    Ok let's get a little deeper. I am a color novice but is it true you get better blues from blacks?

    You can't get blues from just blacks.
    You have to cross a black with a blue, or a black with a splash.

    I don't think there is a golden rule. I think it depends on what your working with.​
     
  8. chickenmadnessainmind

    chickenmadnessainmind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank everyone for the input..
    Now this may be totally off track but i heard that if you were to cross a buff orpington or white orpington into each the black/bue/splash you would get sex-linked chicks is this correct ?
    Does this mean if you have say a black roo to a buff hen whats the outcome ?!
    Thanks again [​IMG]
     
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  9. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are splash over buff, no idea of their sex. will have to find out when they are older. but I dont think the sexlink part is true

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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:No, not sexlinked
     

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