confused about lav gene still.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yotetrapper, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so you breed a LAV (black) chicken to a lav (lavender) chicken, you will get 100% split black (LAV/lav), right???

    So, then, if you breed split black (LAV/lav), to split black (LAV,lav) you will then get 25% black (LAV LAV), 25%lavender (lav/lav) and 50% split black (LAV/lav). Correct???

    So.... if you instead breed a lavender chicken (lav/lav) to a split black chicken (Lav/lav) you should get 50% split black (LAV/lav) and 50% lavender (lav/lav).

    Is this all right?? Or am I confused?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You got it ! [​IMG]
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Correct, but what you call LAV I would call Lav+.
    Only the initial capitalized indicates that this allele is the dominant one.
    The + indicates that it is the one that is in wildtype chicken.
     
  5. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I knew I should of looked up the proper "code" for it, lol.
     

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