genetics of buff?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by patandchickens, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Can someone explain to me, or point me to a site that explains, the genetic basis of buff coloration? (e.g. recessive or dominant or what; what other alleles of its gene are there; and what if anything does it modify/get modified by?)

    Just curious, but having trouble finding the information.


  2. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    First of all, buff birds are usually (if not always) Wheaten.
    Then alot of other genes come into play.
    I know where there is an online book about buff, breeding buffs in fact. But I dont know if if would have that info.

    here you go.

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