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  1. Brandiroxanne

    Brandiroxanne In the Brooder

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    I have a black Orpington rooster and a blue Orpington rooster. My Orpington hens are blue, chocolate and splash. What will I get if I breed my blue rooster to my chocolate hens? I’d love to end up with mauves but am unsure about the genetics. TIA for any help with this.
     
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  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    You'd get around 50% black and around 50% blue.
    Cockerels would carry one gene for chocolate but it wouldn't show. Pullets would not have a chocolate gene.
    You could then breed one of those blue cockerels back to chocolate hens and produce some mauve chicks.
     
  3. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Enabler

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    No mauves would be produced. If the chocolate was the rooster, however, when bred with blue hens, 50 percent chocolates and 50 percent mauves would be produced for the pullets while 50 percent blacks and 50 percent blues would be produced in the cockerels.
     
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  4. Brandiroxanne

    Brandiroxanne In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Brandiroxanne

    Brandiroxanne In the Brooder

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    Than
    you!
     
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