Forum member with genetics background?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Addie, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Addie

    Addie New Egg

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    Several months ago I saw a post where a member mentioned that he had some education/training in genetics. Are you out there, or does anyone know who it is? This person's training may have been in genetics other than poultry, but he was knowledgable about chicken breeding. For a project I'm looking for someone with some background (education or experience) in selective breeding over several years. Thanks...
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Just post your question....
     
  3. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    That would be rtroxel (Rudy Troxel -Triangle Acres Poultry) on the wyandotte thread. He graduated with a degree in genetics here in the US AND he raises fabulous wyandottes, chochins, dorkings, among others. There are several armchair quarterbacks on here who spout genetics they've gleened from books and the web yet they don't actually have experience with breeding for the standard of perfection and have never exhibited. They say they don't have access to good birds because of the country they live in. So they live vicariously through telling you what to do with your birds.

    Colby in Kentucky,
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    and yes, I do own what I talk about...
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Henk69 has an excellent understanding and knowledge of genetics and poultry breeding. Offhand, I do not recall his degrees, but I know I've seen them mentioned. Likewise, Tadkerson has extensive experience and knowledge; he is a retired biology teacher. Blackdotte is equally knowledgeable and experienced. He is also published. All three of these are well-regarded on the genetics forum of Classroom-At-The-Coop, a much more serious and in-depth genetics forum than this one. There are also a number of other quite knowledgeable people who respond to geentics and breeding questions.

    As was stated, post your question.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:You missed one...You ARE very knowledgeable! [​IMG] I have always been jealous of how much you know and share!
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:and ofcourse you "Sonoran" you help alot around here, and I have learned alot from you over the years..
     
  7. Addie

    Addie New Egg

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    Thanks--those are very helpful answers! It's a complicated project but if I come up with a "short list" of questions I'll post them here. I'm really glad to know about Classroom at The Coop, Sonoran Silkie.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The names I posted have far more experience and knowledge than I, but thank you for the compliments [​IMG]
     
  9. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you. this goes for way more than genetics.
     
  10. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a degree in biochemistry (molecular biology).
     

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