I have had splash tht splashy before but was not paying attention on how they got that way. I sent Jeremy a Cockerel back a few years ago that was a heavy splashed with the dark aplash and I think he hatched quite o few chicks from him before something happened to him
According to some breeders to obtain a good splash bird you want to use silver based Black Orpingtons.
If any of you guys have the remedy to slow down rust in splashs from red/gold based blacks I am all ears!!!!!
Of course most people will be hinting breed Silver S ( Dominant sex-linked Silver) into your birds.
Gayle, What would I get if I take this little one to a Splash? This is from a Silver Cuckoo cockerel taken to a Buff Columbian looking pullet.
Wow Bill you have a lot of genetics going on there.
I've already had a breeder step forward and tell me that you can get good blues from black and blue birds which carry the recessive sex-linked gold. Of course very select breeding is required.
Putting splash on any color will change the black coloring on the bird to blue. The picture that you presented, that bird does not appear to have any black in it. what color would you say that bird is??? The (Bl) blue/splash is incompletely dominant and inhibits black.
Bill There are breeders who claim, that breeding Splash into the whites will clean them up, but you will have to take control of the recessive sex-link dark shank gene that might show up with the splash and the recessive sex-link dark eye gene that might show up with the splash also. that can be corrected by select breeding.
Bill There are breeders who claim, that breeding Splash into the whites will clean them up, but you will have to take control of the recessive sex-link dark shank gene that might show up with the splash and the Dominant sex-link dark eye gene that might show up with the splash also. that can be corrected by select breeding.
Here is what Marvin said:
the white/cream chicks are wheaten based, thats how most wheaten chicks look at hatch. unless they are dominant white, only time will tell...
now the Unusually marked cuckoo male is a E/eWh cross male looks like, he is also a silver heterozygote meaning it has one copy of Silver and one copy of gold thats why he has the yellow saddle and hackle colors, if mated to buff columbian females you have chances of hatching silver columbian females(barred and none barred) and gold columbian females(barred and none barred) Gold columbian roosters(barred and none barred) Golden columbian rooster(S/s+ like dad) that will look like silver columbian(barred and none barred) upto adulthood when they start showing the yellow lemon color of such S/s+ male cross. you will also be hatching black chicks, barred and none barred... thats alot of genotypes and phenotypes so if you want any of the posted phenotypes(looks of birds) you would have to hatch at least 50 chicks..
now to the females you posted..
they look to be eb(brown) heterozygotes showing only one copy of Columbian restrictor, so they are not completely restricted..
Question is the white Buff orps recessive white or dominant white?
I have this young splash female that is a very light splash almost clean of splashing. but she looks like she is going to be a real Butterball Porker. I would like to keep her because of her size, BUT if I use her will I be going 3 steps backwards on breeding splash. If I breed here to a dark laced Blue rooster, would that help promote splashing on her off spring. Or will she just mellow out the lacing and cause me to go 5 steps back wards on the laced blue project. Now I remember D Plant expressed that splash will help to clean up streaked blues, But is she to lite? Does anyone have any advice on pale splashes, or should I send her to a new home?
Post by bamachicken on Apr 17, 2013 13:23:36 GMT -5
Gayle i wouldnt trash her if she is typey. You can always breed to blue and keep the blues for the type. I have a five week old hatched from a Splash/blue or Blue/splash cross and funny thing is it has a large secton of feathering on Right side of neck that is completely blue.I have never had that on a splash before. I will take pics when I move them to a different pen. I never breed splash to splash. It fades the color.
Here is a young splash female about 4 months old that is showing some fair splashing. Now if I under stood correctly when she decides to start laying eggs, I need to mate her up with a rich blue laced rooster that is rich in melanizers and her off spring should be really splashed. Yes? No? we can only hope!!! In the mean time she better not get rusty or that will really throw a wrench in the project.