Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LuvinMyPeeps, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2008
    Powhatan, VA 23139
    Okay, I'm a newbie to genetics....think reallllly basic "beginner" here LOL....

    Is mottled a gene in itself, or can you get it crossing white x black? If you didn't have a mottled bird, what would be the best way to produce one? Could you?

    Second question...if I breed mottled to mottled, will it produce a washed out version of mottled, or almost white?

    If I wanted to keep the mottling going, what's the best to breed to - black or white? (I love my roo's mottling, so don't desire to increase or decrease the black or white).

    ETA: By the way, thank you in advance for any advice. You guys are the best!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Mottled is a gene to its self. The best way to continue a mottled line is breeding mottled to mottled.
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    it's a recessive gene... you need to cross those with mottling or those that carries the gene.

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