What you get when you have a Black/Blue/Splash breeding, chart

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    edited to say chart is in the second post [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
  2. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    Here you go-

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Black X Black = 100% Black
     
  3. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Remember to help yourself and not be lazy klf73 [​IMG]
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:It was a last minute idea.....though maybe this should get stickied since it gets asked so many times on this forum.
    I don't need it, but thought it could help others [​IMG]
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    Quote:Thank You!
     
  6. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok if splash x black = 100% blue does the black need to have the blue gene? Or can you use any black?
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I believe the black bird does not have the blue gene, period.

    But you do not want to mix BBS birds with Black birds. I think it is much preferred to stick with the BBS birds separate.

    Going in it wont be so bad, but the results a few generations off may not be so kind to the color.

    Like, for instance, a blue bird that looks black, looks like a black bird but doesnt have the beautiful green sheen that true blacks have.


    Then you would never be able to take a 'black' bird out of that line and breed it as a black.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, black is homozygous (two copies of the same gene) and blue is always heterozygous (one copy of one gene and one copy of another).

    Tiki: I've heard that too. I think a lot of circumstances decide how blue or black a bird is. My best blues came from a blue x black. But then I've also been told to never do that. Ha. I guess it comes down to trial and error for each strain.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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