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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Feb 17, 2012.
I heard that if you breed a black mottled to a blue splash that you get blue mottled, is this true?
no. is not true. why? the mottling gene(mo) is a recessive gene. and to be expressed it needs to copies of it. so if you cross any type of mottled bird to a none mottled one you will get bird that are Mo+/mo Mo+ is the dominant none mottling gene... BUT if you cross the resulting chicks of the cross(F1xF1) you should get a few blue mottled ones...
here is a nice chicken calculator you can play with. it was created by Henk..