Genetics Help Please!!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    If you breed a Silkied to a Frizzle, Is it possible to end up with a Smooth chick?
    I was thinking since Frizzle only needs 1 Frizzle gene and 1 Smooth gene, If the chick got the Smooth gene from mom and 1 Silkied gene from dad, that its possible to get a Smooth baby that carries the Silkied gene... I dont know if this is how it works in chickens but I've used this with Horses and the Cream gene before...

    Please give me your insite!?


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  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    seems like Homozygous Frizzels die very young and most of the firzzels you see around are Heterozygous.. Silkie feather is a recessive trait, meaning that 2 copies(homozygous) need to be pressent for the trait to be seen,... so if you cross a Frizzel(heterozygous for Frizzel gene, wich is unrelated to the silkie gene) you will have 50% chance of smooth feathered chicks, and 50% Frizzel chicks, and 0% silkie chicks... BUT 50% of ALL the chicks(Frizzel or smooth feathered) will carry the Silkie gene, but Hiden
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:Awesome! Thank you for confirming!!
    I got shipped eggs from a pen where the dad was Silkied, there were 2 Silkied hens and 1 Frizzle and when the chick started feathering out smooth It got me thinking how could it be but then I remembered the Frizzled hen in the pen and got me thinking more on genetics
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Awesome! Thank you for confirming!!
    I got shipped eggs from a pen where the dad was Silkied, there were 2 Silkied hens and 1 Frizzle and when the chick started feathering out smooth It got me thinking how could it be but then I remembered the Frizzled hen in the pen and got me thinking more on genetics

    the the chick comes from the Frizzled hen... [​IMG]
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:100% of the chicks will carry one copy of the gene for silkie (h)
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:100% of the chicks will carry one copy of the gene for silkie (h)

    you see... that's why you are a BYC Educator and I am not...[​IMG]
     

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