Crests

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by jak2002003, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a crested pigeon breed and a normal homing pigeon.

    I like the colour of the homing pigeon and want cross it with the crested one to get a crested pigeon with the colours of the homing pigeon.

    How can I do this to make more crested birds?

    Thanks.
     
  2. quackers57

    quackers57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an expert but from what I have read across the net and from some personal expieriance I would say that your best bet would be just cross a crested pigeon with a homing pigeon coloured bird and then mate any homing pigeon coloured birds back to the crested bird until you get a crested homing pigeon coulerd bird.

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  3. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done some research on this, and here's how it is: two parents with crests= all babies have crests. One parent with crest and one without= no babies with crests. One parent with crest, one parent who's PARENTS were crested= some crested babies, some non crested.

    Here's an awesome article they goes into a lot more depth!

    http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/pigeons/crest/
     
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  4. quackers57

    quackers57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great post and great article.
     

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