Blue over black Marans

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by KHoward, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    Can someone tell me what I will get if I cross a blue copper Marans rooster with a black copper hen? Will the chicks be either/or, or would they be a splash?

    I just hatched some eggs and some are definitely black, and some are a "ligher black/kinda grey-ish", but not a true blue.

    Thanks!

    Kristen

    This is one of the chicks in question (and I am also hoping pullet):
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    Same chick, different angle:
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    This is a group picture:
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    I "think" this is a black:
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    A blue copper rooster over a black copper hen will produce blue copper and black copper offspring, you won't get any splash from that pairing.

    The first chart in this image should help explain:

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    You treat them as if you were breeding regular blues and blacks, the copper is a separate gene.
     
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