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A Information to Rooster Genetics: Splash and Paint

Splash: The Blue Colour Variation

So the place does Splash come from? Splash is a shade variation when breeding chickens with the colour variation of Blue. Lots of our Blue Chickens right here at Meyer Hatchery could have a “BBS” in entrance of their identify. BBS stands for Blue, Black and Splash. You will notice this feature with our Blue Ameraucanas, Blue Orpington, Blue Andalusian,  Blue Birchen Maran, Blue Copper Maran and Blue Laced Pink Wyandotte.

  • Splash  X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Splash, 25% White
  • Black X Blue = 50% Blue and 50% Black
  • Blue X Blue = 25% Black, 50% Blue and 25% Splash
  • Black X Black = 100% Black
  • Splash X Splash= 100% Splash

The totally different colours don’t have any impact on the colours of the eggs that the rooster will lay.  The American Poultry Affiliation acknowledges the Blue shade selection in most of their acknowledged breeds. Paint, alternatively, will not be at the moment a acknowledged shade for Silkie.  

We hope this data lets you higher perceive the variations between Splash and Paint! Do you will have another shade genetic questions that you desire to answered? Tell us!

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