Question about blue copper marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JamesA, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are these a cross with.I see alot of people that hatchout and get blue marans and black coppers.Just trying to figure this out.
     
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  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you rephrase your question. I am not sure what you are asking.

    Tim
     
  3. JR

    JR Out Of The Brooder

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    I think what I am trying to figure out is do blue copper marans come from two blue copper marans parents or do they come from a black copper marans and another color marans?Sorry if I worded this wrong.
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue copper marans cannot come from two black copper parents. Theoriginaly came from a blue marans and a black copper parent but now they are common enough so you should breed blue copperX blue copper or blue copper X black copper (keeps the blue stronger) My birds are all splash copper rooster X black copper or blue copper hens. The birds fallow the rules of blue andalusian genetics which I do not know all that much about exept for this:

    Blue x black= % blue % black
    Blue x blue = % blue % black % splash
    splash x blue = % blue %splash % black
    Black x black = 100% black
    Splash x black = 100% blue

    Good Luck I love my blue and black copper and I am sorry I am not able to keep a rooster so I cannot breed them and will just have layers.

    Henry
     
  5. JR

    JR Out Of The Brooder

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    I have black coppers and did not know if I needed to get a blue copper hen or rooster to try to get some blue copper offspring.Thanks for the help.
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    your welcome I wish I still had a blue copper rooster or pullet up for sale but all of mine are taken.

    Henry
     

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