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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Feb 28, 2009.
edited to say chart is in the second post
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
Remember to help yourself and not be lazy klf73
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
Ok if splash x black = 100% blue does the black need to have the blue gene? Or can you use any black?
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.
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.