What color do you get crossing Brown Red and Splash? ADDED PIC

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  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I have a brown red MGB rooster over a splash MGB hen. The resulting chicks were blue. Now that they are feathering out, they have lemon colored hackles beginning to show. Will they be true Lemon Blue or just look close to it?
     
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  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    usually any first generation cross to splash or blue will be solid blue, you may get some leakage from the F1'S but now take these blues back one time to the brown reds again, then yes the will be lemon blues then for sure
     
  3. Hi! I think the chicks that inherit *red* would be lemon blue.
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    Lisa
     
  4. Chris09

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    Brown Red (Brown Breasted Red) crossed with Splash should give you Lemon Blue.


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  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:yes on the F2 cross, (your blue hens back to the brown red male)
    you should get about 25% lemon blues, 25% solid blue, 25% black, and 25% brown reds again
    now go with those new lemon blues and you have it...
     
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    Quote:where's the difference? I mean between using blue or splash in the long run, you should easily get them off either , right?
     
  7. Chris09

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    Quote:where's the difference? I mean between using blue or splash in the long run, you should easily get them off either , right?

    [​IMG] What was I thinking? LOL
    I must of been thinking of something else when I was typing that .. [​IMG]

    You would get Lemon Blue either way...

    Chris
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

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    Quote:It really depends on the e-allele as to whether that statement is accurate. Your obvious assumption is that splash would be E; however, there is no necessity for that. To a certain extent, the e-allele tends to depend to a certain extent on breed.
     
  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Thanks for the replies. I think the two little ones I have are both girls, so once they grow up should I cross them back to the daddy, or should I get another BR rooster. The daddy is a very nice rooster, not that it makes a difference. [​IMG] He took reserve of breed in the last show we went to, with Matt Lahman (sp?) judging.

    The chicken calculator says that all offspring should be blue unicolor. That's why I was surprised to see the gold feathers. Am I using the calculator wrong?
     
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  10. juliechick

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