Washed out splash

kasey08

Aunt Kasey's Farm
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
1,230
5
176
Scottsboro, AL
Can a "washed out splash" be breded back to the BBS? I've had 2 hatch out almost white. One has turned into a hen (I think)
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tgrlily

Songster
10 Years
Mar 11, 2009
1,140
5
161
East Syracuse
Have you been breeding splash to splash? I would definitely go back to breeding them with BBS. I've seen that happen with some other people's birds.
The splash from my BBS pen look like this:
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Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
12 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
34
309
Neenah, WI
add a blue, I was told to add a blue every 2nd gen or third gen to keep your splash proper looking, breeding splash to splash washes out the color after a few gen's

I'm adding a blue this year, the lady i got her from has been breeding splash to splash

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Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
12 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
34
309
Neenah, WI
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that's because you have BBS, when you have it, you get splash, blue and black, its a genetic thing, the only color that will breed true is splash but washes out, if you don't add the blue back
 
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kasey08

Aunt Kasey's Farm
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
1,230
5
176
Scottsboro, AL
So I can breed it back into my blue and should be fine or will I still get them? (I get that I will get them from the trio that it hatched from) Will getting a new roo help? The hens are beautiful so not looking into selling them.(the hens are sisters and the roo is from another breeder)
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
12 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
34
309
Neenah, WI
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I have to look up the combo's but adding the blue you have will work, you do not need a new bird unless you want one,
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here's a start: b= black, I think the first is roo, second is hen

b on blue 50/50 Black and Blue
b on splash 100% blue
b on white Almost anything - there are 2 types of white, dominant and recessive and can hide all SORTS of colours
blue on blue 25% black, 25% Splash 50%Blue
blue on splash 25% blue, 75% Splash
blue on white See other description for white crosses
splash on black 100% Blue
splash on blue 25% Blue, 75% Splash
splash on white See other description for white crosses
 
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