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

FrenchToast

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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 ?
 

Goose and Fig

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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.
 

heebygeebies

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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?
 

hotlipshens

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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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