GENETICS (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc)
Kippenjungle's Chicken Calculator is a handy tool for anyone wanting to learn how genes interact with each other!
Chicken Quest Gene CALCULATOR CLICK HERE
Poultry Genetics for Exhibition Breeders CLICK HERE
Poultry Genetics For Small and Backyard Flocks CLICK HERE
Chicken Genes of Common Interest & Their Symbol Abbreviations CLICK HERE
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"I have a question about breeding. I know with many animals you shouldn't inbreed, is it the same with chickens? Just wondering if I can keep a rooster from the same hatch or if I should look for a different one?"
- What are the differences between inbreeding and linebreeding? CLICK HERE
- Line Breeding, Inbreeding & Outcrossing THE METHODS CLICK HERE
- Chicken genome plucked bare by inbreeding CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE
- Breeding Pure Breeds of Chickens, Inbreeding & Outcrossing CLICK HERE
- Preventing Inbreeding in your flock (rolling & Spiral Matings) Click HERE
- Flock gene pool diversity (Clan Breeding) CLICK HERE
- IN-BREEDING TALK By ChickenCanoe Hawk12 said: ↑ Post #2293
Once you have a "strain", in order to keep the line pure, you have to breed relatives. Close "line breeding" uses the best chicks to breed back daughter to father, son to mother, then brother to sister, and so on. If all the chicks have desirable traits, you can expand the breeding pool among cousins. This works best with a pure, established line of chickens. If you're just mating your best rooster to a hen that isn't related, the results can be good... or bad. Many times the chicks will retain the desirable traits of both parents, but often times less desired genes will rear their ugly heads. It can take years of line breeding to bring out the desirable traits, diminish the undesirable traits, and retain the desirable traits in the majority of the offspring. That's just a condensed version, as there is a lot of fine details that need to be included to make it work right. Then again... there's only one way to find out. Go for it! LOL!!!
*If you are interested in breeding show quality birds then Dr Clive Carefoot’s Creative Poultry Breeding and Grant Brereton’s 21st Century Poultry Breeding are both essential reading and reference material.
POULTRY MUTATIONS CLICK HERE
Study on NNs better meat growth and immune system CLICK HERE FOR STUDY
It is apparent that the homozygous naked neck (NaNa) broiler chicks had significantly heavier marketing body weight by about 8.1% compared to normally feathered sibs. Similar trend, but not statistically significant, was observed in heterozygous naked neck (Nana).
ID homozygous NN CLICK HERE SEE NN TRAITS SECTION
MARANS GENETICS CLICK HERE
COLORS & FEATHERING
- BYC Sex Link Thread CLICK HERE full of info!
- The MAKING of SEX LINKS CLICK HERE & HERE
- Isa Brown x Cream Legbar post #1647
- *NOTE*: Silkie rooster over purebred hens will usually produce sexlinks. Females will have dark skin, and the males will have light skin.
BASIC CHICKEN COLOR GENETICS from BYC CLICK HERE
Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple - Overview of genetics and their effect on coloring.
Genetics of Chicken Color CLICK HERE
Basics of Genetics Kippenjungle CLICK HERE
Blue Genes? Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple CLICK HERE
FRIZZLE GENE post #146841
GOOD READS CLICK HERE
EARS AND EARLOBES CLICK HERE
ALL ABOUT EGGS Pink, Plum, Purple, and Gray Eggs CLICK HERE
INHERITANCE OF EGG COLOUR IN MARANS CLICK HERE
Benny's green egg color genetics eggsplanation CLICK HERE
Scratch Cradle links FULL SITE CLICK HERE
GMS1: Genetics of Egg Color
GMS2: Breeding for Blue Eggs
GMS3: Breeding for Other Egg Colors
GMS4: Incomplete Dominance of Blue Feathering
GMS5: Chicken Chromosomes
GMS7: Plumage Pigments
GMS8: Breeding for Two Traits
GMS9: Autosexing Recipe
GMS10: Skin and Shank Color
GMS11: Breeding for Type
GMS12: Inbreeding Coefficient
GMS Supplement #1: Recessive White
GMS Supplement #2: Skin Color Punnett Squares and Test Crossing
GMS Supplement #3: Selecting for Head Shape
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