Crested duck genetics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by [email protected] Raiser, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

    [email protected] Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would you get if you breed 2 regular birds that both carry the crested gene.
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Should be 25% crested, 50% standard with crested gene and 25% standard without crested genes.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

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    I always thought it was 50% with a crest, 25% without a crest, and 25% dead in the shell due to the lethal gene.
     
  4. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

    [email protected] Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you guys are thinking of when you breed crested to crested. I am talking about when you breed 2 birds that are not crested but carries the crested gene.
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah, see, I didn't know anything about the crested, just thought that it was a basic recessive, since apparantly two ducks could carry the gene and not show it... Bah, sorry for that, don't listen to me!
     

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