Breeding Faverolle roo with a different breed, non-bearded, hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lobzi, May 8, 2009.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone know if the Faverolle "beard" is a dominant trait? Would the beard show in mixed breed offspring or would the babies have waddles similar to the hen?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Muff/bear is incompletely dominant. If you mate a bearded bird to a non-bearded, the offspring will have beards, but noticeably less than the bearded parent.
     
  3. realmofthewoodsranch

    realmofthewoodsranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, it is so nice to know that! Thanks!
     
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for responding. This forum is a great place to learn about chickens.
     

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