Mottled X Blue cochins?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jossanne, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    What do you get when you breed a black mottled bird to a blue bird? Does this eventually give you blue mottleds? If so, how many generations to get it to breed true?
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Solid blues and blacks from the cross. If you want a blue mottled, simply cross a blue from the cross back to the mottled(or any other mottled) and half of the chicks will be mottled, and also half will be blues however the chances of hitting on a blue mottled is about 1/4.

    However again, if you do happen to hit on a blue mottled, you're set for a line of blue mottleds. Of course blue doesn't quite breed true(except in splash form) but they will be pure for mottling.

    Rather straightforward but a little luck with numbers needed in the second generation.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Thanks Kev. I was looking at the "molted chochins" that someone else found on eBay, and it got me to thinking about the cross with my current blues.

    Even though the seller can't spell and doesn't know what he has, they're pretty...
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I saw that thread and pics too, pretty despite bad spelling.. [​IMG]
     

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