What color offspring from blue silkie roo over white hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by danischi24, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    I am going to be getting a blue roo & a white hen. The roo is for a splash hen I have right now but if I bred the blue to the white, what colors should I expect? Both birds come from color separated flocks so there is nothing lurking behind their colors.
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Whites ALWAYS have something hiding behnd their colour. With blues only recessive genes can hide, but they can hide for generations.

    White X anything other than white is completely unpredictable. If you make the cross, you can later make future predictions for that individual white bird, but only becuase you will know what she has already produced.
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Even though the white bird is from a flock that has been kept white for more generations than I care to count? She is from the best pure breeding around.
  4. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    i thought thats how they get the blue splash. but im not sure.
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Blue Splash comes from either one of these breeding:

    Blue x Blue = Splash, Blue, Black
    Splash x Splash = Splash

    The white color in chickens does not dilute the blue color to make splash offspring.

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