hen feathered cocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bluepits0511, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. bluepits0511

    bluepits0511 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello good day...
    im new in breeding chickens,,, just want to ask our experts as what they can say about hen feathered cocks...
    how does the gene works?
    how can i produce this kind of feathering?
    and lastly how can i make them to breed true? like the sebrights,,," they are hen feathered"
    any info will be of great help!


    tnx
    good day
     
  2. bluepits0511

    bluepits0511 Out Of The Brooder

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    any idea guys!!?? tnx
     
  3. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henny feathering is an incomplete dominant gene. You could get it form sebright.
    If the double dose animals are not apparent (what I do not suspect in the males, but 100% sure ìs the case in the females) you will have to do testmatings to see if any non hen feathered cockerels are produced.

    The mechanism is by altering hormone action in the skin.
     
  4. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    But I wouldn't breed for it if I was you as the gene is also linked to low fertility.
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't that be the rosecomb gene; also in sebright... [​IMG]
     
  6. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    henny feathering is not related to low fertility. If I were breeding for hennies, I would find a henny game rooster and start with that instead of sebright
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    What breed are you interested in?
     
  8. bluepits0511

    bluepits0511 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:tnx for the info [​IMG]
    right now i have 2 henny feathered oeg cock and 1 silver sebright cock...
    since it's hard to tell if the hen has a henny feather gene,,, would it be alright if i just breed my 3 henny cocks with sebrights?

    then can i breed the 1st generation by "siblings to siblings" , "father to daughters" and "mother to son". what would be best?

    any suggestions would be a great help....

    goodday
     
  9. bluepits0511

    bluepits0511 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:is this true...
    would this lead to low fertility flocks?
    can this be prevented? say by breeding different unrelated henny cocks!
    tnx
     
  10. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:tnx for the info [​IMG]
    right now i have 2 henny feathered oeg cock and 1 silver sebright cock...
    since it's hard to tell if the hen has a henny feather gene,,, would it be alright if i just breed my 3 henny cocks with sebrights?

    then can i breed the 1st generation by "siblings to siblings" , "father to daughters" and "mother to son". what would be best?

    any suggestions would be a great help....

    goodday

    What do you want to create exactly?
     

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