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Polish Genetics....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dinos_rock, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the "top hat" gene dominant? I have a polish roo and an RIR hen. Just curious if the babies would have little top hats too...[​IMG]
     
  2. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell you exactly what that looks like,
    [​IMG]
    at least if your rooster is buff laced [​IMG]

    The top knot is dominant but the vaulted skull that makes it so impressive in Polish is not so you end up with a compressed crest.
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a strange looking chicken.
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna make one of those!

    Fowlafoot, you should at that to the How to make a super neat chicken thread!
     
  5. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks cool![​IMG] My roo is a splash. . .
     
  6. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering this same exact thing the other day but what if you breed a polish/other breed to a polish would you get a vaulted skull?
     
  7. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you breed a cross back to a Polish you increase the odds of getting the vaulted skull back but you'd get some compressed too... I'm not sure if that's controlled by just one gene though
     
  8. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is the vaulted skull recessive?
     

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