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Blue and black copper maran eggs

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I just got some maran eggs to hatch tonight when I went to pick up some spangled old English bantams. They are a blue copper maran rooster over some black copper maran hens. What will I get from these eggs?
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Heh, that's the same set up I have going right now! Blue Copper cockerel over Black Copper hen.

This is one is those rare cases were genetics actually match the logical results. You'll get 50% Black Copper and 50% Blue Copper offspring.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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So if I separate the black and blue coppers will their offspring be just blacks from the blacks and blues from the blues. Or will I continue to get blue and black from the offspring no matter what?
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That's somewhat correct. From the Black pen, you will recieve only Black, even if those Blacks being bred had a Blue parent.

The Blue pen will give you Blue, Black, and Splash offspring. Blue is a dominant gene which acts as a diluter of black, and is the result of a bird recieving one dose of the gene. Splash occurs when the bird recieves two doses. Blue X Blue will yield 50% Blue, 25% Black, and 25% Splash offspring.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

That's somewhat correct. From the Black pen, you will recieve only Black, even if those Blacks being bred had a Blue parent.

The Blue pen will give you Blue, Black, and Splash offspring. Blue is a dominant gene which acts as a diluter of black, and is the result of a bird recieving one dose of the gene. Splash occurs when the bird recieves two doses. Blue X Blue will yield 50% Blue, 25% Black, and 25% Splash offspring.
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