Leg Feathering

Pyxis

Hatchi Wan Kenobi
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Mar 27, 2012
21,090
48,409
1,192
Vermont
My Coop
My Coop
If a feather legged bird mates with a non-feather legged bird, what are the odds that the chicks will have feathered legs? I have a batch of eggs from my birds due to hatch tomorrow (the first batch from my birds ever :) ) and I was wondering if I would be able to tell who daddy bird is by looking at leg feathering. Thanks for any help!
 

nicalandia

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 16, 2009
8,510
3,710
466
Stuck In a Dream
My Coop
My Coop
If a feather legged bird mates with a non-feather legged bird, what are the odds that the chicks will have feathered legs? I have a batch of eggs from my birds due to hatch tomorrow (the first batch from my birds ever
smile.png
) and I was wondering if I would be able to tell who daddy bird is by looking at leg feathering. Thanks for any help!
the Odds are very high, I say 100% of them(if the father is the feathered shank sire) will show some feathering on their shanks, but less than their father
 

math ace

Crowing
10 Years
Dec 17, 2009
6,678
124
296
Jacksonville, FL
I am not great with genetics, but I will try to share my understanding of leg feathering..

It is not a case of leg feathering or not leg feathering. It is a case of dominant and recessive genes. With genotypes there are three possibilities...

FF = Feathering showing AND carring only dominant feathering gene.
Ff = Feathering showing, but carring a recessive non-feathering gene
ff = NO Feathering


If your rooster is a FF, then the offspring can be expected to be 100% Ff or feathered.
If your rooster if a Ff, then the offspring can be expected to be 25% not feathered and 75% feathered (with 25% FF and 50% Ff)


I am NOT an expert in this. It is my understanding of how it works. I hope it helps you out.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom