If you breed Wheaton Marans to Blue Copper will you get Blue Wheaton?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicknfishn, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title says it all. Someone posed this question to me and since I am new to BCM's and are still learning I did'nt know the answer. I did some seraches and also could'nt find anything so I decided to post. Thanks so much!!
     
  2. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the chicken color calculator... no. You would get more copper and blue copper
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    No you will get a mix of wheaten and copper. They are two separate breeds.
    There are some discussions on the Wheaten and Blue Wheaten Marans thread. Some of the Black coppers carry wheaten genes due to early matings between the two and apparently it is hard to breed out because they are still popping up in some lines.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=426622&p=1
     
  4. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replys. I will tell her.
    Good to know.
     

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