Black copper marans rooster x black sexlink hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mochicken, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I have black sexlink hens, I have a local man willing to give me a black copper marans rooster, I do not know much about genetics so I have a couple questions

    Would breeding them just create black and brown chicks with the same tan eggs my BSL's lay

    Also would their chicks get the gene that creates the dark egg color or would they carry the hens traits and keep the light egg color?

    I love the rooster and I will probably get him, I was just curious what impact he would have genetically on my flock.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Would breeding them just create black and brown chicks with the same tan eggs my BSL's lay ? Sort of. The eggs will be a slightly darker color, a sort of orange hue. The birds though will indeed be black with orange heads, some being almost pure black.

    Also would their chicks get the gene that creates the dark egg color or would they carry the hens traits and keep the light egg color? Chicks will carry the gene for dark eggs but their eggs won't be very dark

    I love the rooster and I will probably get him, I was just curious what impact he would have genetically on my flock. They'll basically look like a smaller version of a Black Copper Marans, but with speckled, orangey, or terra cotta colored eggs. Some may be a normal brown too, depending on the quality of the Marans




    PS - Marans has an S at the end, plural or not. [​IMG]
     
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    K fixed it lol, I spell it marans over and over and my spell check corrects it [​IMG] spellcheck is not always your friend lol
     

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