black copper marans and cuckoo marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by critterranch, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what will offspring look like if you breed a black copper maran roo to a cuckoo maran hen? sex link?
     
  2. RAREROO

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    Quote:Yep, They will be Black Sexlink Marans. Black hens ( may have coppering) and cuckoo males.
     
  3. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have pics? with the hens look pure? i want to breed back to a black copper. will you be able to tell? none are show quailty
     
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  4. RAREROO

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    Quote:I dont have pics but they should. If you breed Marans to Marans you technically get Marans so they would be pure Marans. Same as if you bred a Black Rock roo with Barred Rock hens you get pure Black Rock pullets and Barred Rock roos ( though they would be heterozygous barred with only one copy and would be darker, same with any sexlink roo)
     
  5. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The males would only have one copy of the barring gene and would leak black and copper
     
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