splash times splash?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, May 17, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Is it good to breed a splash silkie roo to a splash silkie hen?Im hatching eggs from Bobbi Porto and I already have 3 splash chicks. Would if I hatch out a splash roo. Can I breed the splash roo to the splash hens or would the color get diluted? Would you breed it like that?
     
  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have a splash I am breeding to a Black roo, and so far I have got only solid blues from this cross. I hope an expert will read your post, interesting question. HenZ
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    splash x splash = splash
    I was told that if it is bred too many times down though you will lose color,fade . Haven't done it myself so I don't know if this is true

    henZ- black x splash = 100% blue, that is all you will get [​IMG]
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Splash x splash= 100% splash. Splash x black = 100% blue. Blue x blue = 50% blue, 25% splash, 25% black.
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    breeding splash to splash will dilute the splash. It is best to breed to blue or black. Bobbi Porto has some nice birds I hatched a black and a partridge from her. she marks the eggs with the roos name.
     

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