Dominat genes?

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

  1. rugerr1

    rugerr1 Chirping

    Jun 24, 2013
    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

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    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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