How do Sizzle genetics work?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by koakritters, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got eggs hatching in 2 days, and one of the (potential) dad's is my Sizzle roo, the other one's my Silkie roo.

    The 2 hens are a Cochin and a GC cross, if the Sizzle is the dad to any of the babies, will he pass on his curly feathers? I would think so in at least some of the Cochin's eggs since you cross a cochin to get the sizzle in the first place...? But what about the GC eggs, would they potentially get the curly feathers as well? I know it's only like 50% of the eggs that he fertilized would get the curly feathers anyways...
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Assuming that he has one copy of the frizzle gene, abut half his offspring will inherit it. Sizzles do not necessarily have to have cochin; they simply have to have frizzle bred it, and it is most frequently with a cochin as the type is similar. Next most common would be frizzled polish. Anyways what is a GC? And yes, frizzle will be inherited by them, too.
     
  3. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Golden Laced Cochin?
     
  4. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!!! i thought it was something like that... yes he does only have one copy of it, momma was my banty frizzled cochin dad was a silkie.

    and GC- golden comet :)
     

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