Gender nomenclature when describing breeding crosses

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by aart, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Am hoping this is the best forum to ask this question.
    When describing a cross is it more common to state it as?:
    Male x Female
    or
    Female x Male

    TIA!
     
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  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

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    I do it both ways, but when describing my current mix; I usually say~ RIR {male, sire}X White leghorn {female, dam}
     
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  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I don’t know which is more common but the correct way of describing a cross should be cock x hen. For example Silkie x Easter Egger.
     
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  4. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I've always heard it as male x female and that's how I always say it.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Would be nice if there was a common way...to avoid all that extra typing :D
    I've always used male x female...guess I better stop doing that and add more detail.
     
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  6. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

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    Well, I don’t actually put what’s in the brackets, but for the sake of this thread I did. I guess it would’ve been easier to say male x female :lol:
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Maybe BCM-m x CCL-f.
    :idunno
     
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  8. HuffleClaw

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    :woot that’s much more simple!
     
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  9. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

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    I just type more, and always list the rooster first; Mixed rooster (buff Orpington, RIR, and Production Red) X Dominique hen.
     
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  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Use this to link references. Among terrestrial tetrapods, male listed first.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_genetic_hybrids


    My background is with aquatics. Hybridization, natural and otherwise, much more prevalent there. Discerning parentage often reliant upon use of mitochondria which comes from female side, most of time. Therefore female side given more importance and often dominant in how it impacts phenotype of F1 offspring.
     

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