Frizzle Genetics Question!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muscovy94, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone I have a question. I know that if you breed 2 frizzles together you get a frazzle that has the double dose of the frizzle gene and causes the bird to have horrible feather quality, but what i'm wondering is, if you breed 2 frizzles together that are frizzled, but they have very little frizzling, can you breed them together and get a beautiful frizzle with lots of frizzling, not having the poor quality and the offspring look very good and of good quality?
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talk about tongue twisters.....[​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Any bird with two doses of the frizzle gene who does not also have two doses of the frizzle modifier will have poor overly frizzled brittle feathering.

    If you breed two frizzles together, 50% will end up with only one dose of the frizzle gene if at least one carries only one copy.
     
  4. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. Well is it true that if you breed a frizzle to a bird that carries the frizzle gene you get a nicer frizzle?
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    no
     
  6. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    Quote:I had read somewhere, I think the Poultry Press. That if you bred a non-frizzle from a frizzle breeding to a frizzle that you would get better frizzling ...compared to breeding a frizzle to normal smooth feathered .
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It depends on whether you have the frizzle modifier gene or not.
     
  8. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bred my Sizzle to anothe Sizzle both with Frizzled feathers. The offspring is now about 3 weeks. It appears it will have normal frizzling but not by any means superior to any othe frizzled bird I have. I only hatched the one just to see what the difference is. If you can identify the modifier early on then this little baby has a substantial dose of the modifying gene
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Not sure what you mean? The modifier unfrizzles the feathers. Breeding frizzle to frizzle gives you a 50% chance of heterozygous offspring, which is no different than breeding frizzle to non-frizzle. The difference in these breedings is the other 50%. Frizzle to non-frizzle also produces 50% non-frizzled. Frizzle to frizzle also produces 25% non-frizzled and 25% curley.
     
  10. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    Quote:Hi Jaynie
    Hatch out a few more and you will get different results...keep us posted.[​IMG] I have been wanting to see a frizzle with true silkie feathering. Probably would not be much difference because of the feathers ...Just wondering if you could tell the difference.
     

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