- Jul 18, 2016
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?
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?
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.
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.?
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!
The op was re the blue egg gene- like for olive egg projects