Comb genetics

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Mr. Tburg, May 18, 2019.

  1. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    Hi, I was just wondering if a pea comb from a mom(easter egger)would carry over to its chics if crossed with a single comb rooster(crested cream legbar) to I.d. ccl chicks from cclxee chicks that hatched at same time from same color eggs or if there would be coloring or barring difference between the two once they get feathers right now they all look like ccl 20190513_190558.jpg 20190513_190611.jpg 20190513_190702.jpg 20190514_160115.jpg
     

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  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Pea comb is dominate to single so yes if you cross a pea comb bird to a single comb bird all will have one gene for each but will express a pea comb.
    BUT with EEs they could very well be showing a pea comb and also be carrying one gene for single comb. In that case when bred to a single comb bird you'd get around a 50/50 split of pea combs and single combs.
    So if you have pea comb chicks they are from the EE but it may not be a guarantee that all single comb chicks are CCL.
    From your pic of the EE she really doesn't look like she would be pure for the pea comb but IDK.
     
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  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Any of the chicks have dark legs? That would point to EE mother.
     
  4. Mr. Tburg

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    No I'm surprised at how similar they all look except some are darker and have a black kinda arrow head mark on their head that's the only difference
     
  5. Mr. Tburg

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    Are dark legs the same way where it is dominant but EE's could be carrying only one gene for dark legs and in that case the ccl leg color gene could dominate?
     
  6. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

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    Actually, dark legs are sexlinked recessive, meaning that it wouldn't express if passed from their mother.:p
     
  7. Mr. Tburg

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    Is there anything that would pass on from the mother that I should watch for as these get older?
     
  8. The Moonshiner

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    Ya I've heard that myself.
    IDK shank genetics but I crossed a yellow shank rooster to a blue/slate shank hen and only hatched pullets but they all had dark shanks so IDK.
     
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  10. The Moonshiner

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    :confused: I was hoping for a lesson on genetics from you.
    I need to get back to yellow and only yellow shanks.
     
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