The blue gene in chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CreamBruelle, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I bought some blue silkies chicks from a hatchery a while back and I got some splash, blue and black. I'm wondering if I breed my blacks together or if I breed my splash together if I will get all black and all splash or if I will sometimes get a different color.



    Thanks :D
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Blue gene is a dominant dilute gene for black. Blacks have no copies of the dilute gene. Blues have a single copy of the gene. Splash have two copies of the gene.
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  3. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, thank you
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah black with black= all blacks. Occasionally there can be a blue so dark it looks black, so if a blue chick shows up shows up that's the issue. Rare though.

    Splash with splash= all splashes.
     

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