Splash Orpingtons

anderson1209

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 3, 2012
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Hi everyone. My name Is Jeremy I'm new to this forum. But i do have a question. Is a splash orpington a breed like the Rhode Island breed where you breed a red to a red and you get a red? Or is it like a Blue Orpington where you breed two different breeds to get a 100% blue. And if a Splash Orpington is a breed are thay really hard to hatch.
 

LaurenV

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 2, 2012
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Idaho
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anderson1209

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 3, 2012
11
1
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thanks for the warm welcome! Do you by any chance know anything about splash orpingtons
 

Melissa Rose

Songster
8 Years
Aug 14, 2011
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South Texas
I just hatched a splash orp. I hatched some beautious eggs from Bargin - Nancy Garry They were Blue Black and Splash orpingtons. Splash is a color pattern you can get from the breed orpington. Some of the chicks were black in color some blue and the splash is a pale blue with darker blue polka dots. You can find her egg auctions in the auction threads here. They are no more difficult than any other color or breed. Welcome
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anderson1209

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 3, 2012
11
1
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So you cant breed splash to splash and get splash? So then they are like the blue orpington you need to have two different birds to make a splash.
 

tennesseeckn

Real or not real?
10 Years
Jul 11, 2010
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The blue andalusian gene breeds like this:

Black X Black = 100 % black

Black X Blue = 50 % black, 50% blue

Black X Splash = 100% blue

Blue X Splash = 50% blue, 50% splash

Splash X Splash = 100% splash

Blue X Blue = 50% black, 25% splash, 25% blue


Edited to fix third line. Sorry 'bout that.
 
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anderson1209

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 3, 2012
11
1
22
THANK YOU for clearing this up. This is what I thought. I have splash and I'm breeding splash to splash to get splash and later I will breed for blue.But some one said I was wrong and I couldnt gaurentee splash. How about hatching them I can hatch very successfully hatch Black Austerlorps about a 90 to 95% hatch rate and the same with my gold links But the splash are not going so good. Any thoughts???
 

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