how to breed marans?

chickeneyfoot

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I'm getting black copper, blue copper, splash, and black. The lady told me that breeding splash and black with make blue marans.

Any tips on breeding marans??
Thanks
 

chickeneyfoot

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So I can't breed blues to blues? What is the point in making blue??? Thanks
 

Illia

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What do you mean by that?


Yes, you can breed blue x blue.


Blue, the Andalusian type, is not something that actually breeds true. Instead it is the homozygous form, splash, that does. But blue, the heterozygous form, is kept in breeding blue x black, blue x blue, or splash x blue, or splash x black. All but splash x black give you less than 100% blue offspring though.
 

chickeneyfoot

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Dec 17, 2011
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Will blue x blue produce blue offspring? If not, what is blue used for in breeding?
 

Illia

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The Marans blue is the SAME as Andalusian blue except true, good show Andalusians have lacing



Blue x Blue does produce blue, but only 50%. The other 50% is either splash (homozygous blue) or black.
 

chickeneyfoot

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Dec 17, 2011
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You know how breeding black to improve blue in orps. Is it the same with marans? And can you make a blue copper?
 
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