It’s not super complicated.So you're saying its not as simple as one bird has yellow legs the other has green legs so offspring will have all green. or 50% green, or something like that. Seems more complicated than I was hoping. LOL
I have a green legged rooster. His genetics are a bit of a mystery since I bought him as an egg but was told his dad was a blue egg layer and mom a pure Speckled Sussex.
But he is lighter coloured and green legged.. I was hoping if I mated him to my lighter hens I may end up with some colouring aspect that will help me determine gender. I seriously seem to get 65 % male at every hatch for the passed 3 years.
It means it isn’t a mutation. It is what original red junglefowl had. They have slate W+W+id+id+ legs.What does this mean? I'm trying to learn all I can about genetics. Thank you!
That wouldn’t work the same. You’d get all yellow leg offspring. (Unless the yellow legged cock carried id+.) The cockerels would carry the dermal melanin gene, but you wouldn’t be able to tell them from the cock.I'm curious about this also, so I'll follow along. I would be doing the opposite though with a yellow legged roo over green leg hen.
so if I use my green legged rooster and yellow, pink, white or any other leg coloured hen (not slate or green) I will be able to tell gender at hatch, or after they hatch (meaning--by day 3/4/5?)It’s not super complicated.
He must be wwid+id+ which means when bred to non-slate-legged, non-green-legged hens you’ll get dark legged pullets and light legged cockerels. The only problem is the pullets might developed leg pigmentation only after they hatch.
Either one. It really depends upon the individuals you are working with, which can be frustrating.so if I use my green legged rooster and yellow, pink, white or any other leg coloured hen (not slate or green) I will be able to tell gender at hatch, or after they hatch (meaning--by day 3/4/5?)