Breeding Wheaten Ameraucana to Blue Wheaten Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TwoChicksChix, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Previously Doublegi

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    Hi everybody.

    I was wondering what happens if you bread a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana with a plain Wheaten Ameraucana. I heard that they have their own similar b/b/s genes like that of a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte in that the tips of the tails can be either b/b/s but I was wondering if that is true.

    If not, what actually happens if you do this? Does it ruin either breed color? Should I not pen together my Blue Wheatens and my Wheatens?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Its the same black diluting gene Bl/bl+, so if you cross your Blue Wheaten with regular Wheaten you will get 50% Blue Wheatens and 50% regular wheatens
     
  3. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Previously Doublegi

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    Okay, that’s what I thought. I figured, if my blues get too diluted I could breed them back to a regular wheaten and get the blues darker again.
     

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