Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TurtleFeathers, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

    Jan 9, 2009
    By the Chesapeake Bay
    Hi -

    Can anyone tell me if there is a gene for "bearded" and "non bearded"? And if it works the same way in all breeds?

    For instance, if a bearded bird is bred to a non bearded bird, will the offspring be either bearded or non bearded (ie. one or the other)? Or does the non bearded factor only make the bearded factor smaller/less (ie. alittle of both)?

    Thanks -
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    Yes,bearded gene is dominant,but incomplete.When bird have one copy beard and one copy non beard the face will appear with smoler beard

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