Absense of sufficient melanizer genes in Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by allaboutdemchicks, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Is the absense of sufficient melanizer genes only passed in the male offspring??
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No, but it is more noticeable in males.
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    So, regardless, even offspring not showing the trait should not be used in a breeding program because it could pop up in later generations....correct?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the variety. Not enough information to answer the question.

    Tim
     

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