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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

what do you get if these two breed?
Black Copper marans roo
and a Splash hen?

18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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post #2 of 16

You will get all blue chicks. 
The amount of Coppering on the chicks will depend on how much the parents have.



Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
Splash X Black = 100% Blue
Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
Black X Black = 100% Black

Raising a little family on a little farm in beautiful Southeastern, Pa
Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana, Marans, Olive Eggers, EE's, LF Cochins (Bl & Blk smooth/frizzled), white Polish, Silkies/Showgirls, Bantam Cochins in Smooth & Frizzled(Blk/Bl Mottled, BBS, Buff)  Banteenie Amers (W&BlW, BBS, & Lav)  and a bunch of crazy mixes that own the kids hearts

"One candle can dispel the darkness"

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Raising a little family on a little farm in beautiful Southeastern, Pa
Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana, Marans, Olive Eggers, EE's, LF Cochins (Bl & Blk smooth/frizzled), white Polish, Silkies/Showgirls, Bantam Cochins in Smooth & Frizzled(Blk/Bl Mottled, BBS, Buff)  Banteenie Amers (W&BlW, BBS, & Lav)  and a bunch of crazy mixes that own the kids hearts

"One candle can dispel the darkness"

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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

thank you very much!

what MAKES a splash btw.....

18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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post #4 of 16

If your Splash hen is a Marans then what produced her
was two Blue Copper Marans, or a Blue Copper and a Splash. Simply put for genetics, usually the blue gene (Bl) is considered incompletely dominant mostly because the presence of one gene shows. The presence of two blue genes gives the splash color.


Edited by cottagegarden - 4/16/09 at 8:40pm

Raising a little family on a little farm in beautiful Southeastern, Pa
Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana, Marans, Olive Eggers, EE's, LF Cochins (Bl & Blk smooth/frizzled), white Polish, Silkies/Showgirls, Bantam Cochins in Smooth & Frizzled(Blk/Bl Mottled, BBS, Buff)  Banteenie Amers (W&BlW, BBS, & Lav)  and a bunch of crazy mixes that own the kids hearts

"One candle can dispel the darkness"

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Raising a little family on a little farm in beautiful Southeastern, Pa
Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana, Marans, Olive Eggers, EE's, LF Cochins (Bl & Blk smooth/frizzled), white Polish, Silkies/Showgirls, Bantam Cochins in Smooth & Frizzled(Blk/Bl Mottled, BBS, Buff)  Banteenie Amers (W&BlW, BBS, & Lav)  and a bunch of crazy mixes that own the kids hearts

"One candle can dispel the darkness"

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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

yes, the splash hen is a marans. thanks again! you know your genetics!
big_smile

18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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18 Hens, 5 Roosters uggh lol, 2 Dogs, 9 now 2 pond fish. thanks alot you not so great blue heron!!,  9 Ducks, 2 cats black and white and not related.(Plus 3 strays that the neighbors feed but they hang out in my front yard...ALL BLACK AND WHITE colored!)

 

"KES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB8cwxSh-w&feature=relmfu A MUST SEE MOVIE. You will never forget little Billy Casper.

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post #6 of 16

Good luck with your future babies!!! I hope to have a Splash Marans one day!!

Raising a little family on a little farm in beautiful Southeastern, Pa
Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana, Marans, Olive Eggers, EE's, LF Cochins (Bl & Blk smooth/frizzled), white Polish, Silkies/Showgirls, Bantam Cochins in Smooth & Frizzled(Blk/Bl Mottled, BBS, Buff)  Banteenie Amers (W&BlW, BBS, & Lav)  and a bunch of crazy mixes that own the kids hearts

"One candle can dispel the darkness"

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Raising a little family on a little farm in beautiful Southeastern, Pa
Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana, Marans, Olive Eggers, EE's, LF Cochins (Bl & Blk smooth/frizzled), white Polish, Silkies/Showgirls, Bantam Cochins in Smooth & Frizzled(Blk/Bl Mottled, BBS, Buff)  Banteenie Amers (W&BlW, BBS, & Lav)  and a bunch of crazy mixes that own the kids hearts

"One candle can dispel the darkness"

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post #7 of 16

If the Splash is a Splash Copper you will get Blue Coppers, if the Splash was a pure Blue bred splash you will get Blue cross breds.
David

post #8 of 16

Does anyone have a pic of a Blue Copper Splash Marans?  I susspect I have 2. They came from Blue Copper eggs. I'll try to post a pic of mine tomarrow. idunno

1 Great Husband, 3 good kids, Silkies, Turkins, 4 bantam Turkins Pr. Porcelein D'Uccles,  , several Marans,   ,1 mix duck,a goose,a few Calls,some Penes ,3 Bantam NN's, 2 GSD's,and 2 goats
Would love more Call Ducks!
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1 Great Husband, 3 good kids, Silkies, Turkins, 4 bantam Turkins Pr. Porcelein D'Uccles,  , several Marans,   ,1 mix duck,a goose,a few Calls,some Penes ,3 Bantam NN's, 2 GSD's,and 2 goats
Would love more Call Ducks!
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post #9 of 16

I would love to see a picture of one as well. I bought what were supposed to be blue copper eggs and well, I'm  just not sure about the splash that came out.  He does have some red/copper in him which I guess can come from the copper in the BC but what I'm not sure about are his yellow legs. Can marans have yellow legs or do I have mutts?

Sorry to horn in on your thread td but we seem to have some people on this tread that know their marans so I want to  pick thier brains while the picking is good. big_smile


Edited by Randy - 4/28/09 at 8:41pm
post #10 of 16

Oh, a splash hen...I bet she is super pretty.  I have blue/black/splash Ameraucanas and I never hatch splash hens--only roos! lol 


Randy, you don't necessarily have mutts--there are still lines of Marans that throw yellow legs occasionally--but you don't want to breed one w/yellow legs.  It is incorrect for the standard, and tough to get rid of.

I breed Polish and Dutch.  Brook Valley Farm
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I breed Polish and Dutch.  Brook Valley Farm
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