Frizzle X Straight

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by givengrove, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I cross a female frizzle cochin bantam with a male straight-feathered cochin bantam will the result be a frizzle or straight? From what my local breeder has told me is that the frizzle is a non-dominant gene and cannot fuse to create a frizzlish straightish feather pattern. I was curious if this is true? Will I get a frizzle or not??
     
  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have no idea what that breeder was trying to say.
    Anyways the frizzle gene is dominate. If it has it, it shows. Most frizzle breeders bred so birds can only have one frizzle gene. Same as what youre doing. One frizzled bird crossed with one non frizzled bird.
    The offspring will get one non frizzle gene from the non frizzled parent. They will get either a non frizzle gene or a frizzle gene from the frizzled parent since it has one of each. In other words you can get either non frizzled or frizzled offspring. 50/50 chance of either.
     
  3. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you thats the exact response i was looking for! :)
     

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