Are Blue Legs Dominant?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CluckyJay, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will a sebright pass its blue legs on to its offspring, if crossed with a Rhode Island red bantam?
     
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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think so. i crossed a partridge pendensca with a barred rock and all the females had blue legs. i didnt hatch any boys so idk if they would have had blue legs. mine were sex links so idk about urs. but im pretty sure it is dominat
     
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue legs ( caused by dermal melanin) is a recessive sex linked trait. Female (sebright) will not pass the trait to the males that have a RIR father. The RIR has a dominant gene that will prevent the blue legs from being expressed. All the chicks will have white legs because they all inherited the dominant gene from the father (RIR)

    Male (sebright) will pass the recessive gene to all of his offspring in the cross. Only females will have blue legs ( they only need one recessive gene). Males will have white legs ( see above explanation).


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  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. [​IMG] Now I know what to expect!
     

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