Genetics color question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Katy, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'm an idiot when it comes to this so I need some help.

    What will the chicks from a Blue Marans hen with a Wheaten Marans rooster be colored like?
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    A lot depends on the genotype of the hen, what 'e' allele does she have,& is she silver or gold based?
    Best guess is 50% each black & Blue, with maybe colour showing in the neck hackle
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Any other thoughts? I've got 2 blue Marans hens but no blue roo so I'm thinking of putting them in with my wheatens Marans. They throw blue cuckoos with my cuckoo Marans roo.
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Mate the Blue Cuckoo male back to the Blue hens, this will give you a mixture of Blue,Blue Cuckoo, Splash & Splash Cuckoo.
    I presume you are after a Blue male, if so ,and you hatch enough chicks, this mating will give it to you,
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My cuckoo roo is not blue.....I have only kept one of their blue cuckoo pullets. I'm not after a blue roo. I've had my cuckoos for 6+ years and am just going to continue to concentrate on them and my wheatens.

    I was just wondering if anyone knew what I might get if I put them with my wheaten roo.

    Thanks for your thoughts tho.
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Just do it [​IMG]
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    BlueXWheaten produces blue wheatens.
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:...after several generations of selective breeding.

    F1 would be 50/50 black/blue with color bleeding through

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