What do I breed with a white showgirl to get splash showgirls?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by feather leg farms, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I have a white showgirl hen thats laying and need a roo to go with her. I just have one prob. I don't know what to breed her with. I only have a Birchin Showgirl roo and a Partridge pet roo.
  2. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Blue Ridge, VA
    Generally, you wouldn't be able to create splash using a white bird.

    You can get splash from breeding a blue to a blue, a blue to a splash, or by breeding two splash together.

    You could get lucky with some recessive genes, but it would be a long shot.
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Quote:I agree with that. You need more BBS birds.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Quote:Yep, agreed. J.D., haven't seen you in awhile, friend! [​IMG] Good to see you posting again!
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Recessive white covers all colors. Your roo could be any color under that white. I would just breed him to your splash girl and see what he throws. He could be blue or splash, who knows? Since the hen is splash, it is guaranteed ALL of her babies will inherit at least one blue gene. If you get a good blue roo out of the cross, raise it up and cross back to the mother and you should get fifty fifty ratio of blue based and splash based. That does not take into account that he may carry buff or partridge or grey or lavender or other color genes. (Lavender HIGHLY unlikely, but hey, it could happen)
  6. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    spokane, wa
    i came across this thread looking for info on my silkie babies.... i don't have even a bit of genetics knowledge so bear with me... i ordered white silkies/showgirl eggs from a breeder and they are hatching as we speak. so far i have two dark chicks and one yellow. is that because white covers up other colors? i don't mind either way, i was just surprised when they hatched. one looks to be a silvery color and the sg looks dark with a bit of coppery on the ends of her fluff.

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