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I am going to start working toward Chocolate Mottled Orpingtons.  I started with a Chocolate Rooster and Black Mottled Hens.  I know I will keep the best from them and breed brother to sister to get Chocolate Mottled.  My question is, I know have purchased a Chocolate Split to Mottled hen.  What will I breed her with?  Do I breed her with Chocolate Rooster or Mottled Rooster?  What will I get if I breed to both?

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I am going to start working toward Chocolate Mottled Orpingtons.  I started with a Chocolate Rooster and Black Mottled Hens.  I know I will keep the best from them and breed brother to sister to get Chocolate Mottled.  My question is, I know have purchased a Chocolate Split to Mottled hen.  What will I breed her with?  Do I breed her with Chocolate Rooster or Mottled Rooster?  What will I get if I breed to both?

 

mottling is recessive so to get some  mottled from a carrier ( your CSM) you have to breed her to a mottled roo. 

 

CSM = chocolate split to mottled hen

 

1. CSM hen x mottled roo= F1   some F1 are mottled and some are black    no chocolate F1 because chocolate is a recessive sex linked gene.                

 

all the F1 males will carry one choc gene and can produce some chocolate females if an F1 male is crossed with a black hen                  

 

cross an F1 mottled male to a mottled hen will produce some F2 choc mottled hens,   no F2 males will be chocolate but they will be a carrier of choc gene                                                           

 

2. CSM hen x chocolate roo = F1 are all chocolate but no mottling some will carry mottling ( split) and some will not carry mottling

 

look for F1 that show mottling in juvenile plumage these will most likely be your mottling carriers                                     


Edited by Wappoke - 4/28/16 at 3:15pm
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Thank you!
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2nd Generation Choc Mottled chick



I started this project early last year and I am excited at the results. I began with a Choc Roo over Mottled hens. I have a Black split for Choc mottled Roo and Choc split for mottled hens showing faint markings. They are producing quite a few mottled and Choc mottled chicks. I got a little cockerel set back with a lot of mottling for my next generation. This has been an awesome project but I have no idea what these chicks will be worth at the end result. Anyone know what Choc Mottled chicks are going for?



These are my quad of breeders.
Grace Hill Farm
Bielefelders, Chocolate and Choc Cuckoo Orpingtons. Pure Black Orps, BBS, Swedish Flower Hens, Cream Legbars, Blue Mottled Cochin Bantams.
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Grace Hill Farm
Bielefelders, Chocolate and Choc Cuckoo Orpingtons. Pure Black Orps, BBS, Swedish Flower Hens, Cream Legbars, Blue Mottled Cochin Bantams.
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A better pic of Choc Mottled chick.
Grace Hill Farm
Bielefelders, Chocolate and Choc Cuckoo Orpingtons. Pure Black Orps, BBS, Swedish Flower Hens, Cream Legbars, Blue Mottled Cochin Bantams.
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Grace Hill Farm
Bielefelders, Chocolate and Choc Cuckoo Orpingtons. Pure Black Orps, BBS, Swedish Flower Hens, Cream Legbars, Blue Mottled Cochin Bantams.
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