Chick color question.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lotzahenz, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have tried to find a "simple" color genetics calc. but no avail, I must be tired. It used to be here somewhere. What color chick will result in a BC marans Roo over RIR hens? How about a Cuckoo Marans Roo over RIR hens? I am hoping for a bit darker egg from my layer flock and want to experiment with this cross. Any ideas? HenZ
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BC marans Roo over RIR hens?
    Should produce all BC coloured fowl, therefore hatch down will be similar to BC with maybe a bit more reddish black in the down.
    How about a Cuckoo Marans Roo over RIR hens?
    If the Cuckoo is pure for barring, all chicks will be Cuckoo, hatch down will all be like a pure Cuckoo pullet,black with a small white head spot; if the Cuckoo is impure for barring,50% of the chicks will be as stated & 50% will be Black, hatch down will look like penguins.
    David
     

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