Dominat genes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rugerr1, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. rugerr1

    rugerr1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that some chickens genes will show up when cross bred with another breeds? I ask this because I'm going to get some buff orpingtons due to there more likely to have a broody gene. But my rooster is a silver laced wyndotte. So i guess my question is will the buffs genes of being more prone to broodiness shine through the wyndottes less broodiness gene? I know it totally depends on the chicken no matter the breed, help please.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Broodiness is not an identified gene. I don;t have experience crossing broody breeds with non-broody breeds, but I would anticipate that the offpring might be more prone to broodiness than their non-broody parent. But no guarantee.

    FWIW, I have a wyandotte that I was told can be quite broody, and a very good mama. Birds from exhibition lines tend to be more broody than the same breed from hatchery/production lines.
     
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