Washout with mixed breed marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MEMama3, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting some eggs this week from someone local. They have a frizzled columbian wyandotte rooster and various hatchery hens. One of the hens is a black copper maran. Despite being a hatchery bird, the hen seems to be laying between a 7 and an 8 on the color scale. How much washout can I expect in the egg color of their chicks? Will they still be darker than average or could it be luck of the draw? Also, would I be correct in assuming a 25% rate of frizzled chicks?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

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  3. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you kelsie!
     

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