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Ameraucana genetics question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Frost Homestead, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Maybe someone who knows more about genetics can help me out.

    I recently purchased 5 purebred blue-wheaten Ameraucana chicks. If I breed BW x BW will all of the babies be blue wheaten? or will some be blue or splash, etc? I though I might have read about this specifically somewhere on here but I can't find the thread for the life of me....

    Thanks ahead of time for any info you can offer [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Blue Wheaten works the same as any Blue-based color, including solid, straight up Blue. [​IMG]


    Blue Wheaten x Blue Wheaten = 50% blue Wh, 25% splash Wh, 25% regular Wh

    Wheaten x Blue Wheaten = 50/50 of each

    Splash Wheaten x Blue Wheaten = 50/50 of each

    Splash Wheaten x Splash Wheaten = Splash Wheaten



    Blue is a heterozygous gene, meaning there's only one copy of it. Two copies makes splash. So with that in mind, it works like basic fractions [​IMG]
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Thank you so much! [​IMG]
     

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