EE beard. Dominant?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Nitrostreak, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have one Easter Egger rooster, and my horses' farrier is interested in getting some chicks from me if his beard is passed along...

    So, I'm wondering. Is it likely to show up in the chicks he sires?

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    Cruddy picture, I know. It's also a few weeks old. XD

    Any information if appreciated!

    Edit: I should note that he's the only bird in my flock with a beard, which is the primary reason I ask. He's the head roo of a flock consisting of RIR, BCM, Naked Necks, OEGB, and one Dutch Bantam.
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The muff and beard gene is incompletely dominant, which means it doesn't always show up when cross to a bird without it.
     
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  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    in some it will. these are some roos i hatched. there father had the muffs and the mother didnt. nut most of the chicks did

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  4. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!

    That's pretty much all I needed to hear.

    I wonder what a dutch bantam / easter egger will look like! (The poor girl is his favorite) [​IMG]
     
  5. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:i think it would look cute!! lol u should hatch eggs from her and c what u get
     

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