Muffs and Beards

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by atm21, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. atm21

    atm21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are muffs and beards a dominant trait? If a hen has a muff when bred to a non muff rooster will the offspring have a muff? Or is it 50% chance thing?
     
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is dominant
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Out of 6 chicks, bred as you describe I had 50% split.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    It is dominant but it also depends on if she has 2 genes for it or only 1... if she carries 2 genes, then she will pass on the traits to all her offspring, if only 1 then it averages 50/50 split, with and without...
     
  5. atm21

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    Oh ok that makes sense then. So if an offspring has no muff (EE mother) could she still throw chicks with muffs?
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Which are you referring to being the one to throw muffs, the clean faced offspring or the EE mother?

    If you just had one offspring from her hatch, and it's clean faced and you are wondering about other offspring, then yes, she should still throw some with muffs... the offspring, if it is clean faced will not throw offspring with any muffs though...

    Dominate means that if it carries the trait, then it expresses/shows that trait... does that answer your question, make sense?
     
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  7. atm21

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    Yes that makes sense thank you. I had EE hens with muffs that I bred to a BR rooster and the chicks must have split like you said some had muffs and some didn't. I was asking if the clean faced daughters could throw muffs without having them themselves. But you answered that question, which you said they won't, thanks!
     

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