New one for me! (mottling gene)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think I have the blues pretty much down, so now my new stumper is mottleds. I have a trio of mottled bantam cochins. A friend of mine has a black bantam cochin pullet that she is going to trade to me. I know I can put them together, but I'm not sure what the results would be? The eggs from the black would show black, but carry the mottled gene, correct? Unless the pullet also carries the mottled gene, then her chicks would be mostly mottled? Is that right, or am I way off?
     

  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I would assume you'd get mostly blacks with some mottled. The mottled babies probably wouldn't have much white.
     
  3. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

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    spot on - black x mottled = blacks carrying mottled, unless the black is carrying mottled then you'll get 50% mottleds.


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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    So her chicks, provided she doesn't carry the mottled gene, would be considered 'black with mottled gene'? Then those birds babies should be like 50/50 mottled? Or is it more complicated than that?

    Oh, and the roo and 2 hens I have that are mottled should have all mottled babies?
     
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  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    mottled x mottled = mottled
    If you take the black split chicks and breed them back to the mottled roo then you should get about 50/50
     

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