Blue Mottled Cochins/Possible? Genetics Gurus-Help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I recently purchased a nice trio of Black Mottled Bantam Cochins from Bantyman, I would like to try and get Blue Mottleds, what is my best chance for achieving this? In all reality I would like to work on Blue,Black, Splash mottleds, but figured I might better take it one step at a time.
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    You will need to have a blue to get blue.
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    Quote:I realize that, I was wondering if the mottling will work by using the blacks.
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I guess I don't understand the question??

    Andalusian Blue and Mottling are two distinct genes. They work exactly the same in the presence or absence of the other.
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    The easiest and 'straightforward' way is to get a solid blue or splash bird, cross it once with your mottleds. You just need to keep and breed one blue(the cross birds will be solid black or blue) then cross it again to a mottled and there will be a few blue mottleds.

    Once you have a blue mottled, you are set for this.. just be sure to breed at least one blue or splash mottled every generation.

    Black mottleds and 'solid blues' are both solid black chickens.. former with the addition of mottle, the latter with the addition of blue. Just put both mottle and blue in the same black bird= blue mottled.
     
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  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    If you cross plain blue on mottleds, it will take another generation to cross back to mottled to get blue mottled chicks, if you are lucky. You could possibly end up with plain black, plain blue, mottled black, mottled blue from your F2 cross. If you wanted to up your chances of blue, I would try to find a splash cockerel so at least you would end up with a lot of blues split to mottled to work with right away.
     
  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Maybe I didn't ask it right, but that is what I needed to know, I wasn't sure if the mottling would breed out or if I could breed a couple generations and get it back.
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You can buy blue mottled cochin eggs from Eggbid.com. There is someone from Louisiana who has blue mottled cochins that are nice. Not SQ but still very nice.
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad I could help. It will be pretty easy- once you get a blue mottled, which is possible in just 2 generations, you can breed them to any black mottled and all of the chicks will be mottled, and come in either black or blue.

    Of course, to get splash, breed two blues together. These probably will be much whiter than the typical splash, due to the mottling. Still, some of them could look pretty cool..

    ETA: Of course that would work too lol- just buy a blue mottled and breed with your black mottleds..
     
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  10. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would try breeding the black mottleds to a splash. Black x splash makes blue so that may create your blue mottleds. You could try it and see what you get. I got blue and black mottleds from a blue rooster and blue mottled hen.
     

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