Comb modifier in Penedesencas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by phasianidae, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in knowing how the comb modifier in Penedesencas in inherited. Thanks.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You mean the Carnation comb? I know it's dominant, that's for sure. . . . What are you wanting to know?
     
  3. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I am curios to know how the modifier that changes the comb from a single into a carnation comb is inherited.
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have a penedesenca roo and he has the weird comb. i bread him with a single comb california grey hen cuz i want to see the comb type the babies come out with, waiting on eggs to hatch still
     
  5. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    With my limited experience here with Marans, that evidently had Pene blood in the line, it takes two genes for the comb to express itself (show up). If a bird displays (expresses) a carnation comb, that bird has the two genes. If you have a bird with one gene who does NOT express the comb, as in has a single comb; and breed it to another bird that carries one gene, (same as the previous bird), the offspring of these two birds WILL express carnation combs! Just my experiences in a very limited breeding(s) here, other may have other ideas, but I know how it works, and now have to cull heavily.
     
  6. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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