Porcelain OEGB x Self Blue OEGB???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Puresilk, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what will you get from a porcelain roo x self blue hen?
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    self-blue chicks that are Mo+/mo (one copy of mottling gene). [​IMG]
     
  3. RAREROO

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    Quote:Agreed
     
  4. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so none of them would come out porcelain?
     
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not unless your self-blue had a recessive mottling gene. You need two copies of the gene for it to show.
     
  6. RAREROO

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    Quote:True, Porcelains are lavender diluted Mille Fleurs, so they have 2 copies of the mottling gene, the Self blue wont have the mottling gene. And like mottling, the lavender (self blue) color is also recessive and since both of the parents already have two copies, all the chicks will as well and they willl be lavender, but they will only carry one copy of the mottleing gene so while they may have light mottling in their juvenile plumage, it will molt out within a few months. If you breed those chicks back to the Porcelains, then you will get about 50% of the chicks that will be mottled like the porcelains, but it may take another generation or two of breeding back to get the gold color back like it should be again.
     
  7. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the information. I have a porcelain roo I like, but am having no luck finding any porcelain hens. I am gonna put him with a self blue hen and a mille fleur hen for now, and see what I can do....thanks again [​IMG]
     
  8. RAREROO

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    Oh Well the Mille Fleur hen with the Porcelain roo would be your best bet, breed the Porc. roo to the MF hen and that will give you all Mille Fleur chicks that are split lavender, breed them back to the Porc roo and you will get half Porcelains and have Mille Fleur Split lavenders.
     
  9. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will start him with the mille fleur hen, and might or might now add a self blue (depending on whether I can find any more mille fleur or porcelain). Thanks again [​IMG]
     
  10. bbethea104

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    So after reading through these comments, what would a mille fleur over self blue throw you? Porcelains?
     

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