Goose color genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I was checking out the genetics calculator and see that white is a combination of pied and dilute. Does this apply to the chinese white as well?
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  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, this is often a recessive white. But crosslings often show a butterfly-like bib.
    Chinese and the other domestic geese are actually two species that are crossed a lot. Hence it isn't in the goose calculator.
     
  3. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The goose calculator doesnt show that. So then it would work like rec. white in pigeons, a recessive absence of color? For example if you crossed a white embden with a toulouse you would get grey het for white assuming the embden's white only masked grey.
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, Embden is the other type: sexlinked dilution plus pied.
    Now this diluted color is not very apparent to the laymen. I would miss it... [​IMG]

    But the chinese type would work like the pigeon's rec.white.
    I must say that in pigeons this is a strange gene also.
    Often dominant pied genes are also present in white pigeons giving strange crossing results.
     

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