Color genetics again.... Lacing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tellynpeep, May 11, 2009.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that the white lacing (white-laced-red) is the result of a dominant white allele. But am unclear on the inheritance of the lacing itself. Bred to a solid red color, what is likely to result? Will the lacing be masked, or will it still be evident? (The chicken callculator is still too complicated for me.... just starting to figure out this chicken genes stuff!)
    Thanks!
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you breed a laced bird to a non-laced bird you will most likely have poor lacing in the first generation cross. Breed abck to the laced parent and you should get some with better lacing.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:wow okay good! I was reading the genetic calculator right then! thanks for posting this info! [​IMG]
     
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm not planning to perpetuate this line though. This was a whoops breeding of a Red Cochin X WLR Cornish. The chicks hatched out yellow, and I'm just wondering what they will look like. I'll post pics when they're grown a bit.
     

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