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 Overrun With Chickens

    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

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    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

    Apr 3, 2009
    Palintowne, Alaska
    Wow, it is so nice to know that! Thanks!
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Overrun With Chickens

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

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