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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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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