splash orpingtons

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  1. chasityandjoe

    chasityandjoe New Egg

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    i am tring to find out where i can get some blue splash orpington or what chickens do i cross to get the blue splash
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can get splash by crossing blue with blue, blue with splash or splash with splash. The blue x blue will yield blue, black and/or splash. Most are blue, a few less are black, and I usually have only one or two in that batch that are splash for some reason.
     
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  3. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I believe two blue orps will produce 25% black, 50% blue and 25% splash chicks.
    A splash and a blue will produce 50% blue and 50% splash
    I'm sure someone will chime in if I am wrong [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You may get those percentages if you have a good sized hatch. I never have that many splash.
     
  5. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:Yes very true...if you only hatch out a few eggs you could have 100% in any one color.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, you're right!
     
  7. chasityandjoe

    chasityandjoe New Egg

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    i have a splash rooster and hen what kind of chicks will they have?if i croos a black hen with that rooster what would they hatch?
     
  8. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    the results for the Splash x Black would be 100% blue and a splash x splash cross would be 100% splash
     
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  9. chasityandjoe

    chasityandjoe New Egg

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    where can i get a blue orpington
     
  10. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    a number of byc members have blue orps...check out the for sale pages.
     

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