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#100531 - 12/05/11 09:19 PM white australorp
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what is the breeding sequence to obtain white australorps using a splash

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#100611 - 12/08/11 06:03 AM Re: white australorp [Re: jonnydot]
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Welcome to the coop.

Some splash birds can give birds nearing white, but I think you should not expect it in each single case. So if you want pristine white true breeding whites, you have to have at least one bird who has gene/s for white plumage.

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#100633 - 12/08/11 07:25 PM Re: white australorp [Re: Wieslaw]
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Shame that you are not in NZ as a pure White Australorp cockerel (not an albino) just popped up in an exhibition breeder's flock of Black Australorps in Ashburton. He has bred a small flock of them now and if mated to a Black Australorp, 50% of the offspring are white, the other 50% are black. He recently was looking for someone to continue breeding them. The legs of the white birds are slate and their eyes are dark.

I would be interested to know how this works from a genetic perspective and what kind of white would be involved.

I have tried over a period of 4 or 5 seasons to breed White Orpingtons from Splash and although at some stage white legs just popped up I was never able to get rid of the last few dark feathers so ditched the project.


Edited by Marina (12/08/11 07:26 PM)

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#100635 - 12/08/11 10:39 PM Re: white australorp [Re: Marina]
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Originally Posted By: Marina
I would be interested to know how this works from a genetic perspective and what kind of white would be involved.



Sounds like recessive white, especially if the rooster has gone back over female relatives (mother, sister)

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#100662 - 12/10/11 02:06 AM Re: white australorp [Re: Poultch]
Marina Offline
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Thank you, Poultch. Of course the rooster has gone back over his female relatives as this breeder has a closed flock. It has now become clear to me how it works.

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#103863 - 05/26/12 01:31 AM Re: white australorp [Re: Marina]
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Thanks guy's sorry to have been so long away I have been doing more research but little has come from it, this is what I have worked out ...Black cock over splash gives me blue,take a blue cock from this hatch and put him over the splash (mother) this will give me white ? is this correct? will this be a recessive white? and can I expect any other colours from this breeding sequence? and if I do this with 2 pens and cross the white offspring from each pen IE;-white over white will this give me 40% Black.,20% Blue 20% Splash 20% White...many thanks again Jon

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#103866 - 05/26/12 10:17 AM Re: white australorp [Re: jonnydot]
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No. Splash is the whitest color in play here.
You wont ever get a black bird from a splash parent.

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#103868 - 05/26/12 04:25 PM Re: white australorp [Re: Henk69]
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Jonnydot, theoretically there is always a possibility to get a recessive white(unless tested and ruled out), but it has NOTHING TO DO with the fact of mating blue with splash. You can get recessive white only if both parents have genes for recessive white and it is totally independent from blue or splash. Where do you have those numbers from?

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#103874 - 05/27/12 01:37 AM Re: white australorp [Re: Wieslaw]
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Wieslaw please read this thread and let me know what you think?I have almost no working knowledge og genetics so any help would be great !!
backyardpoultry topic


Edited by Henk69 (05/27/12 02:14 AM)

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#103875 - 05/27/12 01:43 AM Re: white australorp [Re: jonnydot]
jonnydot Offline
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ARE all splash's recessive white ?

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