Facial, and plumage question.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hackles, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm totally new to genetics so forgive me for the novice questions.

    Is the white face gene(white face spanish) Dominant ,or recessive?

    I would like to develop the white face spanish into other color variety's ,in particular I would like to breed a blue-golden duck wing strain. If you can point me in the right direction, It would be greatly appreciated.

    -Mark
     
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  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understood that white face is an extreme selection of white ear.

    White ear and red ear are sort of mixed when crossed. You would have a hard time getting the ears either white or red again.
    More than one gene involved.
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it specifically a white earlobe thing or can they(theoretically?) get that "excessive" earlobe in all red?

    A WFS in reverse might be an interesting looking bird! White body, black face from Fm.....
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess huge earlobes in red would be possible.
    I can't recall any breeds with red and round earlobes though.
    It isn't considered to add any beauty.
    Good question.
     
  5. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a line of BBRED phoenix, in which I am selecting for more and more white in the face. When there is enough, they will be crossed to another project I am working on. Some of them are also yellow legged, which makes the white in the face more of a yellow.

    Here is a picture.
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  6. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, the white face is really an earlobe gene?
     

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