Beards?

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

  1. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    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 Songster

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    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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