Example of Buff gene (Toulouse)

Discussion in 'Geese' started by NapoleanGoose, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if this will help anyone, but I made this picture a couple of years ago to help my customers understand how the Buff gene works in Toulouse geese. Most of this I found out through trial and error, but was also helped by some more experienced breeders in trying to figure it out.

    The males are the only ones that can carry the recessive buff gene. Females are either grey or buff. Males carrying the buff gene, but not showing it will look just like any other grey goose. Experimental breeding is the only way to know for sure of the bird's genes.

    I hope this helps someone as much as it helped me.

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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    this a lot like the charts Pete from the UK uploaded and shared on here last year. https://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6131944/uploads/ Thanks for sharing yours as well


    He has gone even farther and created charts on the various colors found in sebastopols as well from lilac to lavender, buff, blue and saddleback pattern too
     
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  3. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, I'll have to check those out! Thank you! :)
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Welcome, its fun to see the color charts laid out
     

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