black bred to red do you get brown

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

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you breed black to red do you get brown?
     
  2. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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