Splash Wyandotte x blue laced????

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by roseapalooza, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. roseapalooza

    roseapalooza In the Brooder

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    Good morning sunshines! I'm about to put a clutch of eggs under my broody BLW. Our roo is a blue laced and the eggs will be from another BLW hen and 2 blue splash hens (not splash laced). I know the mix we can expect from the blw×blw (50% blue laced, 25% black laced and 25% splash laced) and I know that if we were breeding blw×splash laced we'd expect 100% blw but what about with this splash x????
     
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    roseapalooza In the Brooder

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  3. gojira

    gojira Songster

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    Most likely the outcome will be approximately half will be blue with red leakage, and approximately will be splash with red leakage. The leakage may not show until they are older. Mating blue laced red Wyandotte to splash laced red Wyandotte would otherwise give you 100% blue laced red wyandottes, but rather 50% blue laced red Wyandotte and 50% splash laced red Wyandotte. Mating a black laced red Wyandotte to a splash laced red Wyandotte would give you 100% blue laced red Wyandotte.
     
  4. roseapalooza

    roseapalooza In the Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply, I'm querying what to expect from blue laced crossed with splash self not splash laced though. From what I've read, crossing self to laced may either result in poor lacing (is that what you mean by leakage?) or 50% splash self 50% blue self but I can't find many definitive answers.
     
  5. gojira

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    There most likely will not be lacing unless the splash hens have genes for that. Leakage would be red showing up on an otherwise blue or splash bird. Splash is not self. Self blue is another term for lavender, which is a different gene.
     

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