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Recessive/Dominant traits

post #1 of 13
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in Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens it has a short list of dominant and recessive traits:

DOMINANT:
5 toes
feathered legs
crest
side sprigs
frizzledness

RECESSIVE:
4 toes
stubs
single comb
wry tail
silkiness

I was surprised silkiness was on the recessive list. So are all silkies carrying the silkies gene ss? and frizzles are Ff or FF? Calling all silkie breeders!

Also do you guys and girls know any more dominant or recessive traits?

post #2 of 13

im not sure. but id really like to know also.

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post #3 of 13

I have a freind that is a silkie nutt. she uses many to hatch out her quail eggs. One my favorite hens she has is a little black one that looks exactly like a silkie.. except it has feathers not fluff.. It was a one time cross from a silkie hen and a black bantum cochin rooster. She is adorable, but in one cross lost the "silkie"

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post #4 of 13

All silkies have 2 copies of the recessive gene.  In frizzles, one copy gives you a regular frizzle, while with 2 copies you'll get a curly.

Julie

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Julie

http://tideviewbantams.webs.com
Bearded and non-bearded silkies in black, paint, and self blue (lavender).  Bantam polish in white-crested black, chocolate, and khaki.  Lahore and frillback pigeons.
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post #5 of 13

What about the partridge factor? Where does it fall in the scheme of things?
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Edited by velo99 - 11/14/08 at 5:20am
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post #6 of 13
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LilPEeps could you elaborate on the silkie's 2 genes?

post #7 of 13

It's not 2 genes, it's 2 copies of a recessive gene.  One copy will not show itself, but when bred with another bird with the gene (either het or homo for it) you will get a percentage displaying the gene.

Julie

http://tideviewbantams.webs.com
Bearded and non-bearded silkies in black, paint, and self blue (lavender).  Bantam polish in white-crested black, chocolate, and khaki.  Lahore and frillback pigeons.
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Julie

http://tideviewbantams.webs.com
Bearded and non-bearded silkies in black, paint, and self blue (lavender).  Bantam polish in white-crested black, chocolate, and khaki.  Lahore and frillback pigeons.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by velo99 

What about the partridge factor? Where does it fall in the scheme of things?
v99


It is part of the E series- black, birchen, wheaten, BBR and partridge.  Partridge(eb) is at the bottom of that ladder.

Partridge can be quite altered by other genes.. columbian turns 'em into buffs with a black tail for example. White in silkies is a recessive white so it is 'recessive' to partridge(and any other color)

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by LilPeeps 

It's not 2 genes, it's 2 copies of a recessive gene.  One copy will not show itself, but when bred with another bird with the gene (either het or homo for it) you will get a percentage displaying the gene.


Oh, I think I understand.
So If you are breeding for silkiness, you breed a Ss and a Ss then you have a 25% chance of ss (silkie). Correct?

post #10 of 13

i know that black skin is dominant my silkie rooster and my goldstar hen had a chick and it had 5 toes and dark skin

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                           you pick me up,

When I need to cry

                            you offer your shoulder,

When I need sympathy

                           you nudge my cheek,

When I need to talk

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