EE muffs? (genetics)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cats Critters, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I have 3 EE hens and a EE roo and all have muffs. I heard some where that if I breed them some of the offspring will die [​IMG] of some thing called ( I think) the triple muff gene. Are they right? [​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, they are wrong. They are thinking of the Araucana, which has tufts and carries a lethal gene.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    What Cyn is telling you is correct...muffs are not a lethal gene.

    Tufts are the lethal gene and are only present on araucana.

  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Thanks! [​IMG]

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