barring gene also affects hackle feather morphology

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by centrarchid, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    My dominque roosters seem to have a difficulty with rain and and cold. The hackles feathers of doms do not seem to form the same water reppellent umbrella over neck and shoulder region that is typical of other breeds. Anyone looked closely at hackle feathers of barred versus non-barred breeds?
     

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