Will Pure Black Ameraucana Roo over Barred Rock, Domonique and Cuckoo Maran Hens make Olive Egg layi

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FrenchToast, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    I guess my heading speaks for itself.
    Will Pure Black Ameraucana Roo over Barred Rock, Domonique and Cuckoo Maran Hens make Olive Egg laying Sex Links?

    I also have Black Australorp roo to make sex links but I thought about using the Ameraucan to give me olive eggs.

    How does this gene work ? The green or olive part ?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    They'll all be sex links (dom, marans, rock) but only the marans will really give you olive egger offspring. The rest will be easter eggers.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Forgot to add- you need the blue egg gene from the ameraucana and the "paint" or chocolate egg gene from the marans. Don't discount any single-combed offsping from this mating, as they can still be valueable dark layers. You really want the pea-combed ones for OEs though.
     
  4. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a pic of what they might look like all grown up? I have a Black roo and Barred Rock - curious.
     
  5. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    Males will have barring for Marans, females solid. The Maran crosses wil be olive, Dominique will be light green.
     
  6. heebygeebies

    heebygeebies Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it work the opposite way too? Would a barred rock roo over black ameraucana hens make sex links as well?
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I have one, not of Urch stock, that will bs allowed into breeding pen this year. She is only one with spurs to make cut for breeding pen so far.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Using a barred rooster over black hens will not give you sex linked chicks. They will all be barred.
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Post above randomly placed here.
     
  10. hotlipshens

    hotlipshens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you wont get any single combs if the rooster is a purebred ameraucana - they will all have modified pea combs and have a blue egg shell gene...not the same if you use an EE often called "americana"
     

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