Do all chickens have the same number of feathers on their wings?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by audy5000g, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If so, how many secondary and primary feather should they have?
     
  2. Wappoke

    Wappoke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most breeds have 10 primary and 14 secondary flight feathers, Some breeds like rhode island red and barred rock can carry two genes, Sf1*Sf1 and or Sf2*Sf2, that will cause the expression of additional primary feathers. The two genes are incompletely dominant. I have not read the paper on the subject so I can not post any more information.

    I have a question, to satisfy my curiosity, why are you asking the question?
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
  3. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cause I didn't know. lol
     

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