What do you get crossing Blk Mottled with Blue?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by juliechick, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    If I cross a Blk Mottled Roo with a blue hen, will I get blue mottled offspring?
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Julie,

    You will get black and blue birds. The gene for mottling is recessive so none of the offspring will be mottled. They may show mottling in their juvenile plumage but that will go away when they get older.

    You will want to take one of the blue offspring and back cross to a parent with mottling.

    This cross will produce some blue mottled and black mottled offspring. You will have to hatch at least 10 birds to make sure you get mottling in one of the offspring. You could get more but I would hatch as many as you can.

    Then always breed mottled to mottled and you will get mottled birds.


    Tim
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
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    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Thanks for the information tadkerson! [​IMG]
     

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