Making Blue Mottled Cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you make blue mottled cochins? I have a pair of mottled and 2 splash hens, can i use them?

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  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:take your mottled rooster over the splash hens, you will get some blue offspring, place them back under your mottled rooster, you will get Black, Blue, Mottled, and Blue Mottled.
     
  3. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! and when i breed the mottled rooster to the splash hens i will only get blue and no other color? Will they carry the mottled gene?
     
  4. sjcshawna

    sjcshawna Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a blue rooster if i put him on my mottled hens will i get blue mottled?
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    1st generation usually turn out blue.
    Take the offspring from 1st generation and corss back to mottled, then you should start seeing some blue mottled.
    See post #2.
     
  6. sjcshawna

    sjcshawna Out Of The Brooder

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    oohhh okay thank you very much i probably would have never figured that out, thank you very much for the much needed knowledge. I'm just starting out with my cochins.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Mottle is a recessive gene. Meaning that a bird needs two copies of the gene for it to show in adult plumage (it will sometimes show in juvenile plumage with only one copy, but that will molt out). First cross of mottle to splash or blue will put one copy of the gene into the offspring. Cross the blue ones back to mottle and you will add a second gene to about half the birds (the other half will have inherited not-mottle from their mottle split parent. Blue inherits as usual, meaning that if bred to black, about half will inherit blue. A percentage will inherit blue and two copies of mottling in that second cross.
     
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  8. sjcshawna

    sjcshawna Out Of The Brooder

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    wow that sounds complicated i had better write it down. It sounds like it is going to take me a while to get where i want for that color a lot of crossing a recrossing, but i can do it(i hope) it will just take a little while to get there!!![​IMG]
     
  9. sjcshawna

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    Do you think he would throw good color to start the blue mottles
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  10. sjcshawna

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    He is still young
     

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