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Dominant and Recessive traits

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by BantamLover21, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know much about chicken genetics, but I want to learn. What are some examples of dominant and recessive traits? I know some of the basic ones (pea comb is dominant to single comb, etc.), but would love to know a larger list.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    There's both dominant and recessive white. Usually dominant white replaces black, whereas recessive white turns a whole bird white regardless of any other genes they carry.

    Mottling, chocolate, and lavender (self-blue) are examples of recessive colors. Silkied feathering, like on Silkies, is a recessive trait.

    Dominant traits can include 5th toe, rumplessness, beard/muffs, tufts, frizzling, crests, the blue color, and feathered legs. (not including stubs on the shanks, which that alone can be recessive.)
     
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