Color Help please!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by doubleatraining, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to figure out my color choices in my Marans pen. Please let me know if this is right.

    BC roo over BC hens = all BC

    BC roo over Blue copper hens = 50/50

    BC roo over Splash hens = 50% splash, 25% BC, 25% blue copper

    BC roo over Cuckoo hens = Sex linked BC hens and barred roos?
     
  2. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If BC is Black Copper...then BC to Splash would be 100% Blue Copper...... Blue Copper to Blue Copper gives you about 50% Blue Copper.....25% BC....and 25% Splash. Blue Copper to Splash gives 50% Blue Copper and 50% Splash..... Hope this helps?
     
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  3. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That does help a lot. Thank you.

    It will be the Black Copper roo over 2 BC hens, 1 cuckoo hen, 2 splash hens, and 1 blue copper hen.
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:The Sex linked barred roos will only have one Cuckoo gene
     
  5. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OSUman, what does that mean for their future offspring....if any? Unless I have some local people that really want some Cuckoo Marans....they will be going to the Camp Kenmore grow-out pen.
     
  6. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:If crossed back to cuckoo then the offspring will be
    Females- 50 Black 50 Cuckoo
    Males - 50 Single Barred Cuckoo 50 pure cuckoo
    there might also be some red leakage due to the introduction of the BC gene
     
  7. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all of your help. I look forward to seeing what chicks hatch in the spring.
     

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