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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BethAnnsBantams, Apr 19, 2009.
What does it take to produce a Mottled Cochin bantam? Is it more rare than the splash?
To make a mottled cochin from scratch, if they aren't available, one would need to find the very best black cochin available & outcross to a mottled variety of a breed which is as close to the type of a cochin as possible. The mottling gene would not really show in the first generation, though there might be some white flecks. Next cross first generation together & all things being equal, in the region of 25% of their offspring would be mottled. Breed the mottled offspring closest to cochin type to best available purebreed black cochins & repeat process until the mottled offspring conform to type for cochins.
It would be much easier to go buy some Mottled Cochins. There are lots of good ones out there.
But, if you don't have anything else to do for the next 10+ years do it this way.
Quote:One of the European judges was telling us that it took 15+ years to "create" a variety of Silkies this weekend.... and there is still only 30 of those birds on the ground that are breeding true! I was AMAZED!
So a mottled Cochin has a different breed in it's background? Is it the same with the splash? Beth
Most breeds have other breeds in their backgrounds at some point.
Quote:no... different genes altogether..
splash = homozygous blue/ carrying 2 copies of the dominant blue genes
mottle = homozygous for recessive mottle genes.