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Black Copper to Cukoo? what would I get

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silverfilly, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    Ok, What would I get if I bred a Black copper to a cuckoo? Since cuckoo is sexlinked would the first gen be black or cuckoo?

    Thanks
     
  2. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    anyone????
     
  3. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    It depends on which way you breed it. But then again I don't know if Cuckoo and Barring are the same.
    If they are, you can sexlink them by breeding a "black copper" rooster to a cuckoo hen. Roosters will have barring.
     
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'm not sure how that would play out, but I do know a good place to ask. Go to Yahoo groups and search for the Marans Chicken Club. There are some folks with a lot of breeding experience there.
     
  5. drom

    drom Songster

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    You know there is a great section on the French Marans web site on cross breeding the different varieties. They do not recommend breeding the varieties which are not genetically similar. So apparently the Black Copper, Blue Copper, Blue and Birchen are genetically similar. But the cuckoo is different. Here is the link if you are interested. It is translated from French so the terminology is a little odd but it's readable. The French have different names for the varieties- Black Copper is Brown Red, Blue Copper is Golden Blue and Blue is Silver Blue:


    http://marans-club.club.fr/varieang.htm#varietes
     
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    The one thing I do know about that cross is that you'll lose the dark, dark egg colour.
     
  7. drom

    drom Songster

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    Quote:Yep, that's what everyone says
     

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