how to breed marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickeneyfoot, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  2. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :d
     
  3. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you should get 100% blue when breeding black and splash. At least i do when breeding my silkies.
     
  4. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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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.
     
  7. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will blue x blue produce blue offspring? If not, what is blue used for in breeding?
     
  8. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the aundalasian type the marans type.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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


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

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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