genetic help.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by roocrazy, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    ok so the brothers of nutmeg hens carry the nutmeg gene but dont show it, if they ar bred to a gray hen, the babies will be sexlinked? am i right?
     
  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familier with the color "nutmeg", but by what you describe it must be brown or buff dilution.......

    If that's the case, then they would pass it on to half of their offspring, including both males AND females. None of the males would show this single gene, and half of the females would show (the ones that got the gene).

    So, yes, you're right in a way. All the ones that show the "nutmeg" gene would be female, but of the 75% that don't show it 1/3 would be females.
     
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Ok, Im confused? I know atleast with Muscovys and cage birds females cant carry anything? Explain..
     
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    ryan, slow down!! [​IMG] , the BROTHERS of the hens CARRY
     
  5. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Quote:Ok, I read too fast, But do they all carry it? I know with some birds the males are possibles..
     
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    i guess thats what im confused on too... would all the males be a carrier??
     
  7. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are talking strictly about sex linked genes then yes females cannot carry any of them.

    Females can carry recessive genes.

    If I remember correctly nutmeg is a combo of the chocolate and buff gene, so if the male of your ducklings was nutmeg and the female was grey than you would get nutmeg hens and grey drakes that carry both genes, if you then take one of those males and breed it to a grey then half of the female offspring would be nutmeg, the other half would be grey, the males would all be grey but only half of them would carry the chocolate gene.

    What were the parents of these little guys?
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    Quote:rouens and mals
     
  9. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I meant color wise what are the parents.
     
  10. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    the parents are gray.
     

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