Need a little help with genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by comobirder, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. comobirder

    comobirder Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone point me in the easiest manner to a thread or website that has succinct genetic info for breeding chickens? Items like dominant traits, etc, etc? Please? Finding this info has been almost impossible.

    Or maybe I am looking in the wrong places?

    Still, HELP
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem is that chicken genetics is not succinct. Chicken genetics is far more complicated than mammal genetics. The best thing to do is ask a question or questions about a specific bred variety. Or about some thing you have in mind.

    Tim
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    True, but a couple of good websites are: http://kippenjungle.nl/basisEN.htm#basisEN, http://sellers.kippenjungle.nl/page0.html and http://chickengenetics.edelras.nl/ Hold off on that last one until you have a handle on the first two. Note that the sellers site is a bit dated, but it is still a good starting point.

    If someone already has a fairly good understanding of genetics in general, learning chicken genetics is undoubtedly easier than for someone with only a minimal understanding.
     
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  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Ooppps, wrong thread...
     
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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  7. comobirder

    comobirder Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help, this I can digest.
     

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