Frizzle modifier gene

quibs

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
85
3
41
New Jersey
Does anyone have frizzles that carry the frizzle modifier so that there is no need to breed back to smooth feathered birds?

This is what I found on the gene but with all the discussion of breeding back to smooth birds for frizzles it had me wondering if there are any birds in the U.S. that carry it or if it does not reduce the frizzling enough after repeated frizzle to frizzle breeding

frizzle modifier
mf
Recessive. Reduces/modifies the effect or expression of the frizzle
gene. This gene can modify frizzle heterozygote expression to the point
that they are almost indistinguishable from the wild type. Modifies the
extreme expression of the frizzle homozygote.
 
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tadkerson

Songster
11 Years
Jul 19, 2008
1,984
155
224
Missouri
Hutt tested quit a few birds and found that it is most likely found in many non-frizzled birds. The only way to find out is to test mate the bird or birds to determine if it has the gene.

Tim
 

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