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Partridge Split genetics question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DMRippy, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I have crossed a partridge with a splash. I hope I made some splits, I know the genes are 1/2 there. But my bigger question is they all hatched with little tiny head spots.... would that be normal or are my Splash hens hiding something? [​IMG] they were sold to me a SOLID not barred.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    pics should help alot..
     
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    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    chicks
     
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    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

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    Partridge is not "a" gene; it is a combination of genes. Split is an often misused term; it applies to heterozygous recessive genes. Blue by its nature is heterozygous, and certainly not recessive. Split, by definition, means a genotype that is not seen in the phenotype, because it is a het. .recessive gene.
     
  7. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I didn't know a better word for what they are. I will know more what they carry when I start breeding them back to the roo. I knew they would be blue. I used splash x black = 100% blue.
     
  8. DMRippy

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    After thinking about it this could not have come from the hens, it is on all the chicks. Just a tiny spot..... what is it? No chipmunk colors on them they are all an even color of blue, most the same med blue and one a little lighter. These are pics of ALL the chicks so not sex linked I wouldn't think.
     
  9. DMRippy

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    Anybody got an idea about the head spots? Or am I just going to have to wait till they grow out and see [​IMG]
     

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