Is "Rumpless" a dominant or recessive trait?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WiseChicks, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Belgian d'Grubbes, which are rumpless Belgian 'Anvers.

    I am wondering what I'd get if I bred my d'Grubbe to a d'Anvers.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rumpless Rp is Dominant, wildtype allele is the recessive rp+.
    David
     
  3. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, any way to know what type of gene the d'Grubbe carry, or is it simply, breed them with some d'Anvers and see what I get? [​IMG]
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Most likely dominant. You would know after hatching the crosses.. if any of them turn out rumpless, it is proof of the dominant form.
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grubbe are dominant rumpless.
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it lethal in homozygous?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I thought that "tufts" in Araucanas carried the lethal gene?
     
  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rp is not lethal, tufted can be by double dosing it..

    Charlie
     
  9. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, Thank you!!

    I would be so sad to see my little group of d'Grubbe go away. Now I'm on the hunt for d'Anvers!

    here chickie, chickie, chickie.....


    Katie
     

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