Chocolate and Black orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hannahsflock, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. hannahsflock

    hannahsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be possible for me to keep a black Orpington rooster with chocolate hens? Would the chicks come out as pure chocolate and pure black?

    Many thanks
    Hannah
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away... Premium Member

    Yup. Chocolate and black work together. It works lke this;

    Chocolate Male X Chocolate Female = 100% Chocolate

    Chocolate Male X Black Female = 50% Black Males carrying (split male) Chocolate, 50% Chocolate Females

    Black Male X Chocolate Female = 50% Black Males carrying (split male) Chocolate, 50% Black Female

    Split Male X Chocolate Female = 25% Chocolate Males, 25% Black Males carrying (split male) Chocolate, 25% Chocolate Females, 25% Black Females

    Split Male X Black Female = 25% Black Males carrying (split male) Chocolate, 25% Black Males, 25% Chocolate Females, 25% Black Females.
     

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