Dominent genes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by abbey2140, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. abbey2140

    abbey2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really know NOTHING about the breeding for specific genes so on and so forth but I do have a pair of single comb Nankins and a pair of rosecomb. Which is the more dominant gene?

    Is there by chance a "cheat sheet" for this kind of thing? I also have a serama that has a slight silky to his hackle feathers and I want it bred out but if it is the dominant gene then I dont want to breed him.
     
  2. poultch

    poultch Out Of The Brooder

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    rose comb is dominant to single.

    dont be fooled by the term dominant, it is easier to know you have bred out a dominant gene than a recessive. Once you can t see it anymore its gone
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Silkie feathering is recessive. Sometimes oldwer, shredded feathers look a bit silkie, but I will say that I have seen some silkie crosses that have some silkie feathering. Since silkied seramas are resonably common, I would expect that you can find some that are crossed with non-silkied seramas. In either case, breed to a bird who has better traits in the areas that need improving.

    The terms "dominant" and "recessive" are often misused. For a good intro, see http://kippenjungle.nl/basisEN.htm#basisEN
     

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