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

crazy4eggsJulie

Songster
10 Years
Mar 15, 2009
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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!
 

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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Riverside/Norco, CA
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.
 

Birch Run Farm

Biddy up!
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Sep 5, 2008
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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?
 

blackdotte

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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
 

Krys109uk

Songster
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Aug 6, 2008
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a valley; by a brook.
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?​
 

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