Breeding genetics for b/b/s marans???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mediazeal, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering about the genetics for b/b/s copper marans
    I ordered black copper maran hatching eggs and hatched out blue, black and splash
    they are all beautiful
    but I am wondering, do the genetics work like b/b/s ameraucana?
    Below is what I would expect. Please correct me if needed!!!

    black x black = all black offspring
    black x blue = 50% black, 50% blue
    black x splash = 100% blue
    blue x blue = 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash
    blue x splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
    splash x splash = 100% splash
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My understanding is the BBS genes work the same for any breed, and across breeds (mixed).
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So my blue pen will produce
    blue x blue = 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash

    And my black pen will produce
    black x black = 100% black

    good to know
    thanks very much
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it is the same with any breed or crosses.

    Like cross a Black Marans with a Splash Ameraucana and you will get all Blue Olive eggers.

    Same for the other percentages.
     
  5. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent, thanks very much
     

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