New to Chickens, and I love genetics!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lfulvipes, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Lfulvipes

    Lfulvipes Just Hatched

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    Hi,

    My family and I are starting a new chicken flock and are really excited. We are planning on getting 4-8 Ameraucana chicks and brooding away. Already got the materials for a brooder and the coop is half built!

    I am also an assistant professor of human genetics and genomics so I'm excited about learning more of the genetics of chicken breeds. Might be an interesting way of combining work and home life ;)

    If you have genetic questions, I'd be happy to look into it and maybe we can all learn!
     
  2. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! I don't know a ton about genetics but from the little I know it sure sounds complicated! lol

    Great to have ya here!

    :)

    ~MW
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I always envy the folks with an understanding of genetics - it's like a foreign language to me. I am sure you will get plenty of takers on your offer to answer genetics questions. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC...good luck with your flock!
    You will find forums here on chicken genetics.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Lfulvipes [​IMG] Welcome!

    Having 5 x spoiled pet bantams and no breeding program, genetics is way out of my league. However, I think you will find lots of people happy to talk genetics with you and you will be an asset to BYC.

    You might be interested in the Exhibition, Genetics & Breeding Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16188/exhibition-genetics-breeding-to-the-standard-of-perfection

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Lfulvipes

    Lfulvipes Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcome, this seems like a great place! :)
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to the flock! I am quite pleased you decided to join us, please pull up a chair and make yourself at home here! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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