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Cross Breeding Cream Legbar rooster & French Black Copper Maran hen for GREEN eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bridget-Louisiana, Mar 20, 2018.

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  1. Bridget-Louisiana

    Bridget-Louisiana In the Brooder

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    Found this cool egg on Pinterest. A Cream Legbar rooster to a French Black Copper Marans hen. Anyone out there ever bred these two birds together? And if so, did you get the same color egg? I think this one in the picture posted is really nice.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/5136987053749295/?lp=true
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Lots of people have bred that cross I'm sure. :)

    You can only guess on your first generation crosses really in my experience/opinion.

    Also without knowing what shade their Legbar or Marans were throwing, hard to say. Some people get average brown eggs (say a 2 verses 5 on the Marans scale). From a first gen cross between Am/BCM I got one gal who laid darker brown than the pure BCM! And another who laid average colored olive eggs as an Easter Egger from the feed store. :barnie But I don't know how the influence of color from a different breed will be if their are other genetic factors that will influence things differently.

    These links may help or just confuse you more...
    https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/mendel/mendel_2.htm

    I love this plug in calculator... but it takes some figuring out...
    http://kippenjungle.nl/breeds/crossbreeds.html

    Here is another chart that you may have already seen but if not it's pretty cool...
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    Raising chickens has made genetics learning so much fun for me! :pop
     
  3. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar 6 Years

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    These are eggs from a 2 year old hen that had a Legbar sire and Black Copper Marans Dame. There is a Marans egg and a Legbar egg for comparison. Olive Eggs.jpg



    And here is what the Sire, Dame, and female offspring look like from that cross
    Olive Egger.JPG
     
  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing 5 Years

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    My cross was the other way around BCM x CCL and I am hoping for some lovely green eggs. Your birds are beautiful!
     
  5. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing 5 Years

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    I should say also, that I am planning on breeding my resulting pullets back to Papa for the possibility of an even deeper green egg.
     
  6. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar 6 Years

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    We grew out 8 of these CLB x BCM Olive Eggers. We kept the one that we though was the best and gave the rest away to friends that most were destroyed by predators in the first 3 months. My wife can't help herself and put two of the olive eggs in the incubator last month. We got two pullets to hatch that both had the auto sexing chipmunk pattern. We have a Legbar breeder come but and buy them both off of us. I am guessing that if we put any more in we won't be lucky enough to get 100% wild type pullets. I am interested in seeing the dull Spearmint egg though so I may have to put some more eggs in.
     
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  7. RWise

    RWise Songster 5 Years

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    What I get most of when crossing FBCM to my green eggers is a dark olive egg.
    Now, I have an EE hen that lays green eggs, I put her with an EE rooster from a green egg. Only 1 pullet laid a green egg, the others, pink, brown, light blue, and olive. This rooster is silver splash with pink legs.
     
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  8. CzyChikenMath

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    will the same hen and rooster together every time produce offspring that make the same color?
     
  9. Bridget-Louisiana

    Bridget-Louisiana In the Brooder

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    Cool. THANKS for the PIC! :)
     
  10. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing 5 Years

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    @GaryDean26 My cross of these birds was the other way around with a BCM roo and a CCL hen, and my pullets are pure black, not barred like yours. The cocks from this cross are barred but have not feathered out fully yet. Is the plumage affected by who the sire is vs. the dame because I sure would like a pullet that is the same coloration as yours! Thanks for any input!
     

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