Chocolate Mottled

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Hillbilly Mom, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Hillbilly Mom

    Hillbilly Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to start working toward Chocolate Mottled Orpingtons. I started with a Chocolate Rooster and Black Mottled Hens. I know I will keep the best from them and breed brother to sister to get Chocolate Mottled. My question is, I know have purchased a Chocolate Split to Mottled hen. What will I breed her with? Do I breed her with Chocolate Rooster or Mottled Rooster? What will I get if I breed to both?
     
  2. Wappoke

    Wappoke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mottling is recessive so to get some mottled from a carrier ( your CSM) you have to breed her to a mottled roo.

    CSM = chocolate split to mottled hen

    1. CSM hen x mottled roo= F1 some F1 are mottled and some are black no chocolate F1 because chocolate is a recessive sex linked gene.

    all the F1 males will carry one choc gene and can produce some chocolate females if an F1 male is crossed with a black hen

    cross an F1 mottled male to a mottled hen will produce some F2 choc mottled hens, no F2 males will be chocolate but they will be a carrier of choc gene

    2. CSM hen x chocolate roo = F1 are all chocolate but no mottling some will carry mottling ( split) and some will not carry mottling

    look for F1 that show mottling in juvenile plumage these will most likely be your mottling carriers
     
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  3. Hillbilly Mom

    Hillbilly Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. opossum04

    opossum04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd Generation Choc Mottled chick
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    I started this project early last year and I am excited at the results. I began with a Choc Roo over Mottled hens. I have a Black split for Choc mottled Roo and Choc split for mottled hens showing faint markings. They are producing quite a few mottled and Choc mottled chicks. I got a little cockerel set back with a lot of mottling for my next generation. This has been an awesome project but I have no idea what these chicks will be worth at the end result. Anyone know what Choc Mottled chicks are going for?

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    These are my quad of breeders.
     
  5. opossum04

    opossum04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A better pic of Choc Mottled chick.
     

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