What Marans colors can be bred together?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunnydt, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone please tell me what colors of the French Copper Marans can be bred together to make what? All I know is that black blue and splash can be together and make true black, true blue and splash. Thank you for any information.
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can combine them with any color if you are experimenting, but Copper does not work in the same way as the other colors you listed. If you mixed a BCM with other colors, you'd get a mishmash, as opposed to a specific breed result.
     
  3. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so blue and black will not work? I thought that would make true black or true blue or splash
     
  4. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have researched this a bit and here is what I have found.

    "you can run the birds together and still get purebred Black Copper Marans and purebred Blue Copper Marans. The blue color gene is a variant of the black color gene, they occupy the same loci on the chromosome. Think of the blue color gene as a dilution gene. It dilutes out the black color. Gray is a dilute black."

    So I will be breeding the two together.

    ps. I am currently taking orders for black, blue, splash ameraucana hatching eggs. http://sunnys.insytz.org
     

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