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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by siz8003, Aug 19, 2008.
wow, i am sure that is explainable in laymans terms, but this late at night it blew my mind!!!
There are some problems with the chart. People have worked on genetics and changed some of the symbols.
The symbol e^p or partridge is now called e^b or brown
there is not an sp gene for spangeling- spangeling is caused 4 different genes
Ab is for autosomal barring which is caused by e different genes
Lg is for lacing and lacing is caused by 3 or 4 different genes
sg - is for recessive black and was the allele to stippling or Sg but the sg gene is not considered a gene now
So -is there a new chart? I heard there was a new book coming out by sig someone that was supposed to make sense -anyone know?
I'm still figuring out the basics without having to look at something as confusing as that.
I've seen it before, but my mind shorted out and shut down due to the overload of incomprehensible information. My eye cross just looking at it!
Yikes! That reminded me of high school algebra!! Red alert!
If you thought that was bad, look up the "Wnt" Pathway.
To learn chicken genetics it will take time and a boat load of memorization. The subject is complicated and can not be made simple.
You have to learn little bits at a time. The best thing to do is to learn the genetics behind the birds that you breed and not to worry about the rest.
That is right Tim. I couldn't look at that chart long. When I saw that they still think the origin of all chickens is the Red Junglefowl, and the word "evolution" on the chart turn me way off.
I won't say that "evolution" is an idiot word, but I would if it weren't a public forum.
at the risk of looking like the fool I can sometimes be.....I'm going to go by a more primitive method:
cool looking rooster + pretty hen = surprise chick
Seriously though, breeding is an art and I respect everyone who takes the time to breed out imperfections and create beautiful healthy birds for us to enjoy.