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Chicken genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by austincoopersilkiesies, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can any of you genetic gurus help me out with a question can you break down genetics in silkies in black and black partridge and buff brahama mille duccles and polish in wcb and golden laced thanks
     
  2. Backwoods Bntms

    Backwoods Bntms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am far from an expert but I will give it a shot. Black is a hard one because the bird can have a bunch of genes that are covered up with black so test matings would be required to figure out what it carries.

    I am not familiar with black partridge but partridge is eb/eb s/s Mh/Mh Di/Di Pg/Pg.

    Buff Brahma is eb/eb s/s Co/Co.

    Mille Fluer is eb/eb s/s Db/Db mo/mo

    Gold laced polish is Er/Er s/s Db/Db Pg/Pg Ml/Ml Co/Co

    Not sure about the wcb

    jj
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you plan on doing once you know the genetics?

    I am going to have to disagree on the Millie no Db replace with Co. Db could be found in birds that have hackles cleared of black and they are a burnt orange color. I have seen a lot of variation in the birds.

    Black crested White- ER/ER Db/Db, S/S or S/_W, Ml/Ml

    I have produce black crested white and I believe this is the genotype. I can be for certain once I can test mate the birds.

    Tim
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  4. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on starting a beeding program can you tell me what genes are ressecive and dominant
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not that simple. What are you planning on doing.

    Tim
     
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    little s is better written as s+ (gold)
    Agree that millefleur is mostly on Co.
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Correct. the plus "+" sign is to identify genes found on wild type birds(Red Jungle Fowl) any other mutation have to lack the plus sign
     

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