Genetics of vaulted skulls

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tdhenson86, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. tdhenson86

    tdhenson86 Poultry People

    Hello everyone,

    I have Silkies from several different show quality lines including Bobbi Porto, Catdance, and several others. About 50-75% of them have vaulted skulls. Someone told me once that if you breed vaulted skulls to vaulted skulls, it is lethal in a double dose. Is this true? Does anyone know what the genetics behind vaulted skulls are? Thanks!
     
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  3. Sonoran Silkies

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    No, it is NOT lethal. Hutt's Genetics of the Fowl discusses cerebral hernia (the scientific name for a vaulted skull) on pages 127-128.
     
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  4. tdhenson86

    tdhenson86 Poultry People

    Thank you so much for the information!!! That was VERY helpful!!!
     

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