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Marans Offspring Ratios/Odds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by enggass, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's everywhere on here but I can't seem to locate it...
    What are the offspring odds when combining a Blue Copper Marans Roo over Blue and Black Pullets?
    I know you can some of each, Blue-Black-Splash etc, but what are the odds?
    Thanks.
     
  2. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black X Black = 100% Black
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Black X Splash = 100% Blue
    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue 25% Black 25% Splash
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue 50% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue 50% Black
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool.
    So with a Blue Roo over Blue and Black Pullets, my odds are as follows:

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue 25% Black 25% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue 50% Black

    ... I would assume...
    Thanks!
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep in mind too, if you're breeding a Blue Copper to blues and blacks, there may be the possibility of copper leakage or actual copper colored hackles if one or more of the hens carries the copper gene as well. So, the possibility for blue and black coppers is there too! [​IMG]
     
  5. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I am referring to Coppers not straight Blues and Blacks.
    Thanks.
     
  6. ksf59

    ksf59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you may get some blue copper splashes as well. My grand kids and DD loved the red, white and blues.
     
  7. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    The odds, ie...the percentages of the colors that you will get...also depends on the number of eggs set, I believe I read somewhere that this percentage works with a larger number of eggs set, not smaller numbers. I think I remember it (whatever it was that I read) that 20 or more eggs need to be set for these percentages to be more accurate.

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011

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