Genetic test for blue egg laying gene

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by WhisperingOaks, May 24, 2017.

  1. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a genetic test to see how many copies of the blue egg gene a chicken has or do we still have to test cross?
     
  2. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would sure make picking an olive egger rooster easier!
     
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  3. Mylittledinosaurs

    Mylittledinosaurs Out Of The Brooder

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    What does the meaning of 'blue does not breed true'? I'm planning to mate two blues together of the same breed. Will their offspring be true breeds or no? :confused:
     
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  4. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    If you are talking about the color blue, the mating can produce-a black, a blue or, a splash. All of the offspring will be true-bred.
    Hope this helps you some.
    Scott
     
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  5. Mylittledinosaurs

    Mylittledinosaurs Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, that helps. Thank you. For an example, breeding a blue ameraucana rooster to a blue ameraucana hen. The offspring will turn out to be black, blue or/and splash. And all of the offspring will be bred true correct.?
     
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  6. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Yes, they will all be Ameraucana's.
    You can do a search for the %'s you can expect from the matting.
    If I remember right, it's 50% black, 25% blue and, 25% splash. These numbers are just the odds, it is a gene pool lottery after all.
    Hope that you get a good hatch!
    Scott
     
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  7. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The op was re the blue egg gene- like for olive egg projects
     
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  8. Mylittledinosaurs

    Mylittledinosaurs Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! Thanks Scott!
     
  9. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25% black
    50% blue
    25% splash
     
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  10. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Yes, I know, I was following this thread to see if any good replies to your question were posted.
    Mylittledinosaurs posted a feather color question, and I answered them as best as I could.
    I also bumped up this thread into the new posting ranks some, then more people might see it and someone just might have an answer to your question.
    I was not trying to hi-jack your thread for anything else.
    I want to see a good answer to your question myself!
    Scott
     
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