Brahma- Lt Roo to Buff Hen any one have any knowledge of offspring??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 64Coop-DeVille, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. 64Coop-DeVille

    64Coop-DeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello after reading some of these post on the extensive genetic research and breeding done by some of BYC's members I feel as though this is an almost unworthy question:rolleyes:but here goes. I have a Lt Brahma roo and will be mating with a Buff Brahma hen does any one know if chicks will be one or the other or just a mix of the two? I am sure if anyone knows the answer it will be a BYC member. Ya'll have proven this time after time. I read somewhere that if reversed Buff Brahma Roo mate to Lt Brahma Hen that chicks are sex link. Lt being pullet and Buff being cockrel. I have no idea if this is true. If so what if reversed as in my situation? Sorry bout the length of this post, fear of being misunderstood I guess. lol Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure on the outcome either, but my guess would be buff-laced Brahmas.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Not sure if it pertains, but here is a photo of my Light Brahmacock x Buff Orp female:

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  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,

    What you're talking about is a silver columbian male over a gold columbian female. So, the offspring will be silver (or, in the case of males, mostly silver with a little gold leaking through), because silver is dominant over gold. If you reversed it, and had the gold (buff) male over a silver hen, the offspring would be gold (buff) females and silver roos, which would be a classic case of sex-linkage.

    To answer your question, what makes it true is that silver and gold are sex-linked traits, or traits that are carried on a sex chromosome. Silver is a dominant while gold is a recessive trait.
     
  5. 64Coop-DeVille

    64Coop-DeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    Serious Bill So I don't get lost (feeble minded ya know) Lt Brahma are the same as Silver Columbia or the same when it refers to dominant genes? So it will not matter Lt Roo , silver technically or Buff Roo ,gold technically the chicks will be buff=pullet and Lt= roo? If I understand correctly. Thank You for your obvious extensive knowledge in this as well as the time to reply. Thanks again Randy
     
  6. 64Coop-DeVille

    64Coop-DeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    OK seriously Seriousbill I went back and read your reply more carefully and I think I get it now. Basically sex link when roo is buff(golden) not sex link when roo is light(silver). Silver being dominant and because of the chromosones delivered by the male and female? Did I get it this time?Whew I Don't know how genetisist do it guess they gotta have a mind capable of wrapping around this stuff. Again thanks, thanks for being one of those folks with the wrap around mind. lol
     
  7. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, sex-link is when the roo is buff (gold).

    Silver and gold are carried on the sex chromosome Z. Roosters have two Zs, and hens have a Z and a W. W is smaller and carries no silver or gold information, which means that hens only get that information from their father. If a hen inherits gold from her father, she is gold; if she inherits silver she is silver. But males get this color information from both parents. So, if a roo inherits gold from both parents, he's gold. If he inherits silver from both parents, he's silver. And, if he inherits silver and gold, he is silver (maybe with a little gold leaking through), because silver is dominant over gold.
     
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