Breda Combless(Bd)?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there breeds with this gene?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Breda fowl. [​IMG]
     
  3. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow those are unique! I wish we had that gene in the US. The article on feathersite says that they have cavernous nostrils too, which I have read is linked to the V duplex gene. I wonder if they have that too?
     
  4. Illia

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    Yes, in fact I believe V combs are just about the closest there. Consider that a good Polish hen should have absolutely no comb at all, a good male should have a tiny comb. Both Polish (or other V combed breeds) and Breda fowl have the cavernous nostrils.
     
  5. Henk69

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    Quote:Yes, Breda have this gene too. They are pretty ugly by the way.
     
  6. JohnGalt

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  7. TomNY

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    If I remember right Breda comblessness is cause by a gene different than the comb genes [R,P,r or p]. This gene causes the comb gene to not express it's self. I think Bredas would be straight combed if it was expressed. Tom
     
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  9. Henk69

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    Quote:p+/p+,r+/r+,d+/d+,Bd+/Bd+

    The D-gene has 2 mutations for v-shaped (D^v) and cup-shaped. Only homozygous D^v/D^v reduces the combflesh to the level of the V-comb.
     

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