Dominate Red?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by acy0029, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    Are there any breeds that are dominate red (i.e. RIR,New Hampshire,or Buckeye)? OR, are they all Dominate?
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Quote:Genetics 101

    Birds like the rhode island red are red because of a number of genes- so there is not a dominant red gene.

    In males, you have to think of them as a black bird. Then there are genes that remove the black and replace the black with red or white. The same is true for a female but it gets more complicated with them.

    It takes 4 different genes to make a black-tailed red bird.

    One is called wheaten- this gene adds black to the wings, tail, and breast.

    gold- adds red to the pyle region- pyle region is the red area on a black breasted red bird

    columbian- removes black from certain parts of the wing, breast, and from hackles and head

    mahogany- makes any red a darker red color- also removes some black from wings and hackles

    In the end, the only black in the bird would be in the tail and wings. The rest is red.


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