What do you get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bkwurth, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. bkwurth

    bkwurth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When breeding Marans, if black x blue = 50% blue 50% black
    what does black copper x blue = ?

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    THe blue & black will work the same, but breeding a copper to a non-copper will cause you to lose some of the genes that create the copper pattern. I'm not sure of the genetic makeup of copper, so I don;t know how that would affect the first generation, but in subsequent generations you couple end up with one who are quite far from the colour standard/
     
  3. bkwurth

    bkwurth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'm starting with BCMarans and think the blue hens are pretty. So I was just trying to decide if I could put them together. Thanks so much.
     

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