Color Genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gardengoats11, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. gardengoats11

    gardengoats11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to produce more blue reds. This is what I have to work with. Pair of blue reds, trio of birchens, pair of blacks, and 2 brown red hens. What would be the best breeding plan other than blue red on blue red?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    are blue reds just Brown Reds with the blue gene? or black breasted red with the blue gene?

    let say they are the first

    just breed them to brown reds and you will produce 50% blue reds and 50% brown reds.

    you can also breed the blue red rooster over the Birchen hen to produce 50% blue red hens and 50% brown red hens.
     
  3. gardengoats11

    gardengoats11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was hoping that would be the case. I have a birches hen with the blue red rooster and will add a brown red hen to the mix.

    Would like other opinions as well.

    Have been trying to use an online chicken calculator but I don't understand the genotypes of the varieties enough to choose the parents to predict offspring colors. Any help to learn genotype a would be appreciated as well.
     
  4. gardengoats11

    gardengoats11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looking for input.
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What breed of Chicken?
     
  6. gardengoats11

    gardengoats11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My understanding is that the genetics are the same for all breeds, OEG bantam.
     

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