Genetic test for blue egg laying gene

scottcaddy

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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:

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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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


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.?
 

scottcaddy

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Oct 23, 2010
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Home Sweet 2 Acres, Central NC
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!
Scott
 

scottcaddy

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

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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