Poultry Genetics (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc)

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    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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    IN-BREEDING
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    • 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
    "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?"
    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


    SEX-LINKS INFO

    • 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.
    COLORS & FEATHERING
    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
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    GOOD READS CLICK HERE
    EGG COLOR
    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
    GMS6: Sex-Linkage
    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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    "There's more than a TON of info here"
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