Polish genes when crossing polish to other breeds??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken-rooquacks, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. chicken-rooquacks

    chicken-rooquacks Out Of The Brooder

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    i've had terrible luck finding polish gene info on something OTHER THAN what to expect from genes within the same breed. i have a polish chicken & while i am not a breeder, i DO let them raise their own young. my flock is very diverse, almost every bird is a diff. breed. So, it is a humbled question of curiosity at most....when breeding a Polish with a different breed, are ANY of the gene the traits to the Polish Dominant, or are they all recessive? what is the chance the x would display any Polish traits? are certain breeds you breed to a polish more likely to have their offspring exhibit Polish traits than others? Do the traits differ in male vs female? such as male polish to hen of other breed, or other breed roosters to polish hens?
     
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  2. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure if this answers your question, but the chicks should all have crests in the first generation.....
     
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  3. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have any more questions I'll be glad to answer.
     
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  4. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the Polish are pure, the offspring should all have small crests (single copy of the gene), as @AMERAUCANAS4REAL says. They should also have a single gene for the duplex comb.

    Other than that, there will be variations in body-type depending on the cross.
     
  5. chicken-rooquacks

    chicken-rooquacks Out Of The Brooder

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    oooh okay...yes that does answer my questions, thank-you! :D
     
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  6. wcbpolish

    wcbpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crossed White Crested Polish rooster with Buff orpington hens. Chicks all had small crests, combs that looked a bit like buttercup combs
     
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