Crossing breed genetic question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RBOutdoors, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. RBOutdoors

    RBOutdoors Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which genes are responsible for which parent?

    Who is responsible for:
    Laying?
    Body shape?
    Color?
    Broody?
    Mothering?
    Maturing rate?
    Finish weight?
    Egg color?

    Thanks
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Which genes are responsible for which parent?

    Who is responsible for:
    Laying?
    Body shape?
    Color?
    Broody?
    Mothering?
    Maturing rate?
    Finish weight?
    Egg color?

    Thanks



    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Can't answer all of these-[/FONT]
    Broody seems to be the mother, I had the same Silkie roo covering a GLW and a RIR, the broodiness seems to the mother's genes.

    Color -both
    Finish weight - not sure seems to be father, I have a Marans-JG and he's still only slightly bigger then his father - he has some growing to do yet.


    Maturing rate- whoever's slower it seems
    Laying rate seems to be mother, egg color seems to be both but leaning towards father.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Keep in mind that these are "rules" in general. There are exceptions and genetics is a complicated thing. And often the opposite sex will get an attribute, such as a female offspring having the fathers coloring and a male having the mother's coloring. But for shape and size of the offspring the hen is really the one that sets that more than anything.
     
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