Cochin genetics help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by davony's chicks, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. davony's chicks

    davony's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. So I don't know anything about genetics and have no idea where to find the information.
    My have several questions:

    Do mottled cochins breed true?

    Do blue chochins breed true?

    If I breed a blue roo to a lemon blue hen what will I get?

    If I breed a black cochin roo to a Lemon blue hen what will I get?

    If I breed a black roo to blue hen what will I get?

    Thanks for helping [​IMG]
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes Mottleds do breed try when breeding mottled to mottled, you will get all mottled.

    Blues do not breed true. Breeding Blue to Blue will give blues blacks and splashes.


    Blue X Blue will result in 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash
    Blue X Splash will result in 50% Blue and 50% Splash
    Blue X Black will result in 50% Blue and 50% Black
    Black X Splash will result in 100% Blue
    Splash X Splash will result in 100% Splash
    Splash X Black will result in 100% Blue

    Black is a Dominant Color

    So when you are breeding with the Lemon Blues ( Since I dont think that Lemon Blue Cochins is true Lemon Blue anyway, ( Brown Red diluted with Andalusian Blue ) I think it is just blue with gold leakage anyway, so just consider the Lemon Blue as Blue in the above chart and expect the offspring to have some gold leakage.
     
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  3. davony's chicks

    davony's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you so much for your help.
    This stuff is very confusing to me! I am going to keep my blues together and wait and see what they give me. I will probably sell the lemon blues but have not decided yet.
    My splashes I already have in a seperate coop and I have young chicks but wasn't sure what they would end up looking like.

    Thanks again
     

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