Blue Copper Marans help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MandyH, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I know putting a black copper roo over blue hens will give me blue coppers. But do blue coppers breed true or will I get into all of the crazy blue genetics by breeding blue copper to blue copper or will I get only blue copper's by breeding blue copper to blue copper?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Blue Coppers work in the same way any "Blue ---'s" do, in that they go by BBS genetics. But really, crossing a black copper to a solid blue girl does not give a true Blue Copper on the first generation. [​IMG]

    Anyway, Blue Copper x Blue Copper gives Blue, Black, and Splash coppers. [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Thanks, that what I thought. I've raised blue birds for several years and figured that it was the same.
     
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
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    Quote:So then this is my dilemma... I asked once before but never was told these quotients in the answer. When my chickies grow up, will it be better to keep a black Copper roo(if there is one in the bunch) over the Blue copper girls instead of the blue copper roo. So far out of 8 chicks at 4 weeks old it is looking like my only male is a blue one with no copper showing yet... He has had an orange comb since a few days old though, then 3 blue copper females(one could possibly be male traits wise but no comb yet), then I have 4 black copper females(I'm thinking) and they have absolutely no sign of male in them unless I have a late bloomer in that bunch. Looks like I better be praying for a black copper roo to show up in the bunch...
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    That was throwing me off too about getting BBS. But I wasn't sure how the copper factored in either. I would be interested in knoweing what birds to breed to each other to be able to get only blue copper chicks. I have a little blue copper cockeral and he is GORGEOUS, then I have a splash hen, so I was wondering what I would get out of this mating.
     
  6. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Quote:if you breed black copper to splash copper then you will get all blue coppers.
     
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  7. thick chick

    thick chick Out Of The Brooder

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    What if I cross my blue copper maran rooster with my french black copper maran. What will I get
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If they both have feathered legs, they are both 'french' Marans.
     
  9. thick chick

    thick chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes both are feathered legs
     
  10. thick chick

    thick chick Out Of The Brooder

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    So I will get the black and the blues if I cross them ?
     

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