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Color gene question?

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I free range my chickens and have been collecting my Wheaten Maran eggs to hatch.  I have one blue copper maran hen and I can tell the difference in her egg. But now they are starting to look similar. 

If I understand the color calculator the wheaten x blue chicks will not be produce any wheaten chicks they all will be 50% black 50% blue is this correct? 


Edited by Barred - 5/29/16 at 7:01am
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Anybody ?

Just want to know when the chicks hatch that a wheaten maran x  blue copper maran can not produce a wheaten color chick?

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I think it's going to depend on the purity of your blue bird. A lot of the black coppers seem to harbor recessive Wheaten, we see folks on here quite a bit who breed two black or blue Marans and wind up with a Wheaten chick. So, if your blue girl is carrying recessive Wheaten, she could easily throw a Wheaten chick with a Wheaten cock.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Thanks for your help. 


Edited by Barred - 5/30/16 at 1:16pm
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