What color cochins can I expect? Blue/black/splash

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bossynbella, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Blue Standard Cochin Rooster Two black hens one Splash hen and Three "blue" hens I use the " because they are the results of a cross between a Silver Laced Rooster and The Splash Hen. Out of 40 some chicks we hatched out they are the only ones that were not black. They are various shades of blue One has beautiful Dark Blue Lacing the other two are darker then her. I will get a picture tomorrow. I really want to get some more blues and think these three girls are beautiful blues but wonder what will come out if bred to the blue Rooster?
     
  2. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    blue X black 50 % blue 50% black

    Blue X blue 25 % black 50% Blue 25 % splash

    Splash X Splash 100 % Splash

    Splash X Black 100 % Blue

    i missed some
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and if you still dont understand it but everyone pretty much outlined it for you go to my website and go to the duck page and i have the blue gene explained there b/c i have blue ducks
     
  4. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate your answers. I think I wasn't clear enough in my question though. I was wondering if because my three young girls where the result of a cross between a Silver Laced Rooster and a Splash hen. However they are as far as I can tell. Blue. With some of the best lacing (a dark blue with light blue) I have seen on any blues I have had.
    Was hoping that if I breed them with my new Blue Cochin Rooster I will get blue/black/splash etc. However I was worried that I would get some off colors. Is this okay? can I keep picking the ones with the right color? Or should i sell off these pretty girls?
    Thanks again
    Sorry for the confusion
    Melissa
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    You'll continue to get 'mutts' if they parents aren't pure, for as long as that 'line' is bred. By using properly colored offspring, and culling out the off colored ones, you'll concentrate the colore genes, but off colors are still possible in later generations. Make sure if you decide to sell the offspring that you represent them for what they are... not purebred.
     
  6. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Poulets De Cajun That is what I wanted to know. I will maybe try hatching out a few this spring but if I get too many "off colors" will probably sell the girls. Its a pitty though because they sure are a pretty blue. I will be sure to let people who would buy them or there offspring that they are not pure blues.
    Thanks again
    Melissa
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    First, blue cock & splash hen cannot produce black offspring--they will be blue or splash, theoretically 50/50, but with small number the odds often don't come out predictably.

    As for the "blue" hens:
    The splash mother will have given the blue gene to all it's offspring. Bred to silver laced, all will receive a silver gene plus lacing genes (Ml Pg Co) from the silver laced father. If the splash was laced (from blue breeding), they will have received lacing genes from the mother as well. Depending on whether the splash carries gold or silver, her sons may be pure or impure for that gene. All the daughters will be pure for silver. The e-alleles carried by the parents will also make a difference in the outcome of the offspring.

    I am unsure from your posting as to whether the 40 chicks are from the blue cock and the mix of hens you describe, or of the ones from the silver laced X splash breeding.
     

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