Need color genetics help.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickensNpoodles, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. chickensNpoodles

    chickensNpoodles Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, the breed charts are totally mind boggling. I am trying to find what are my color possibilities when I breed a Mottled Java roo to a Lavender Ameraucana? I would eventually like to work on getting a lavender mottled Java if that is even possible.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    First generation you will get black birds. If you breed offspring to each other, a very small percentage may inherit both mottle and lavender; Larger percentages will remain impure for one or both genes. These are both recessive genes, which is why the first generation should give you all black birds.

    Try using the chicken calculator. After the initial cross, click "continue with" for both a male and female offspring.

    (it would help you get accurate percentages if you make sure the other genes (such as Silver/gold) match up on the original pair.)
     
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  3. chickensNpoodles

    chickensNpoodles Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the reply. I was thinking all black for first generation, but wasn't sure about next generations.
     

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