Breeding different color marans...what will I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazy4eggsJulie, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Songster

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    New to the chicken world and interested in marans. Know NOTHING about genetics.

    If I have a Black Copper Marans Roo in a run with a cuckoo, blue, splash, black, and golden cuckoo hen what will the chicks be from each hen?

    Thanks!
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    the blue, black and splashes may or may not show the copper markings on the chicks. The golden cuckoo, her rooster babies will be single barred gened golden cuckoo, the pullets will be copper black looking. Feather legs are dominant.
     
  3. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Songster

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    Thank you! That was most helpful!
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Hey, add on question! I have one of those single barred gene golden cuckoo cockerels. I also have two 'true' golden cuckoo pullets and several silver cuckoos. Is this cockerel worth keeping and breeding to the girls and with the known genetics, what should I expect for offspring color patterns?
     
  5. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

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    BC X Cuckoo = Cuckoo males,Black pullets
    BC X Blue = 50% each Black & Blue
    BC X Splash = 100% Blue
    BC X Golden Cuckoo = Golden Cuckoo males,BC pullets
    Heteozygous Golden Cuckoo X Golden Cuckoo = 25% each heterozygous & homozygous Golden Cuckoo males, Golden Cuckoo pullets & Red/gold Duckwing pullets
    David
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Hi David,

    Thanks for the info!
     
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    Heteozygous Golden Cuckoo X Golden Cuckoo = 25% each heterozygous & homozygous Golden Cuckoo males, Golden Cuckoo pullets & Red/gold Duckwing pullets

    Why red/gold duckwing? Where did the e+ come from?​
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    And since most of those are outside the BC group - consistent egg color loss.
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    And since most of those are outside the BC group - consistent egg color loss

    What makes you say that?​
     

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