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I think splash orpingtons are really cool. How are they born? What i mean is what breeds make them. Is it a lavender and blue orpington mix?
 

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i have imported english orpingtons
these come in 3 colors
black, blue & splash
if you breed black to black that is the only color you should get
now if you breed blue to blue you will get some blue & some splash
i think splash is about 1 in 10 if i recall.
rite now i have a splash cockerel that will be part of my breeding program once he gets a few weeks older.
 

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The English Orpingtons are a lot rounder, and fluffier than their North American counterparts.

Breeding "blue" poultry will always yield blue, black or splash chicks, regardless of the breed.

Blue to blue yields approx. 50% blue, 25% black and 25% splash

Black to black always yields all black.

Blue to black yields 50% blue, 50% black

Blue to splash is 50% blue, 50% black

Splash to splash is 100% splash

Splash to black yields 100% blue

With that said, I hatched out over 20 blue laced red Wyandotte this summer. The breeding flock were all blue laced and black laced bred in different combos and I did not get a single splash.
 

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kessy09 said:
The English Orpingtons are a lot rounder, and fluffier than their North American counterparts. Breeding "blue" poultry will always yield blue, black or splash chicks, regardless of the breed. Blue to blue yields approx. 50% blue, 25% black and 25% splash Black to black always yields all black. Blue to black yields 50% blue, 50% black Blue to splash is 50% blue, 50% black Splash to splash is 100% splash Splash to black yields 100% blue With that said, I hatched out over 20 blue laced red Wyandotte this summer. The breeding flock were all blue laced and black laced bred in different combos and I did not get a single splash.
No I'm saying PIGLETT's orpington look more like a brown color
 

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Ok, sorry. My mistake. Well at least you know now what you have to do to get splash. Just breed two blues together to get a few splash. Then splash can be bred to splash to always get all splash chicks.
 
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