Washed out splash

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kasey08, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    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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  2. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    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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  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    [​IMG] They just came out of blue roo over blue and black hen.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    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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  5. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    But I didnt start with a splash. They was just hatched out.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote: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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  7. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    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)
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote: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, [​IMG]

    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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  9. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Would mine count as white or splash?
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    if started out as splash I would say splash
     

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