Breeding Chart

The Chocolate Gene

Chocolate is a sex-linked recessive gene.
A cockerel needs two copies of the gene to be chocolate but the hen only needs one.

Chocolate x Chocolate = 100% Chocolate

Chocolate cockerel x Black hen = 50% Black split cockerals, 50% Chocolate hens

Black cockerel x Chocolate hen = 50% Black split cockerels, 50% Black hens

Black split Chocolate cockerel x Chocolate hen = 25% Black split Chocolate cockerels, 25% Chocolate cockerels, 25% Black hens, 25% Chocolate hens

Black split Choc cockerel x Black hen = 25% Black split cockerels, 25% Black cockerels, 25% Black hens, 25% Chocolate hens

The Blue gene in Blue Laced Red Wyandottes does not breed true. There are 3 colors of BLR Wyandottes: Black, Blue & Splash. The following chart may help explain how the different color genes work with different combinations. Here is also the link with graphics that might help you visualize it better.

If you mate: 

Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash

Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash 

Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Splash X Black = 100% Blue  

Black X Black = 100% Black 

Splash X Splash = 100% Splash

This is based on 100 chicks. When working with smaller numbers it is possible to have varying results.
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