If I cross a Blue Marans with a BCM, what do I....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Country Living Farm, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    What will I get if I cross the two. I know Marans, but does anyone know what the chicks will hatch out looking like?
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say Blue ,just what are you talking about? Do you know the exact genotype of the birds in question? A Blue Copper Marans or a solid Blue Marans.
    As these birds have different genotypes you will get different results.
    If a Blue Copper Marans is mated to a Black Copper Marans you will get approx 50% each Blue Copper Marans & Black Copper Marans .
    If a solid Blue is mated to a Black Copper Marans you will get 50% each solid Blue and solid Black. They may however have the odd red or silver feather showing, the colour depends on whether the father is silver,gold or split silver/gold based.
    David
     
  3. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    They are solid blue with no copper in them.
     

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