Color gene question?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Barred, May 28, 2016.

  1. Barred

    Barred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I free range my chickens and have been collecting my Wheaten Maran eggs to hatch. I have one blue copper maran hen and I can tell the difference in her egg. But now they are starting to look similar.
    If I understand the color calculator the wheaten x blue chicks will not be produce any wheaten chicks they all will be 50% black 50% blue is this correct?
     
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  2. Barred

    Barred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody ?
    Just want to know when the chicks hatch that a wheaten maran x blue copper maran can not produce a wheaten color chick?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think it's going to depend on the purity of your blue bird. A lot of the black coppers seem to harbor recessive Wheaten, we see folks on here quite a bit who breed two black or blue Marans and wind up with a Wheaten chick. So, if your blue girl is carrying recessive Wheaten, she could easily throw a Wheaten chick with a Wheaten cock.
     
  4. Barred

    Barred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help.
     
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