black bred to red do you get brown

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redchicken, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    if you breed black to red do you get brown?
  2. Anne

    Anne Songster

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    Depends on what breeds and the individual genetics of the birds in question, but as a short answer, you will most likely see a variety of colors in the offspring. For example, when I breed a Golden Duckwing to a white, I get whites, splashes, buffs, blues, golden duckwings, silver duckwings, blue-buffs, blue-reds, black-breasted reds, and everything in between. Considering that a Golden Duckwing is genetically 1/2 silver duckwing and 1/2 black-breasted red, the variance in those results is probably a little extreme compared to a simple black X red mix -- but you get the idea.

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