Question About Dominant Genes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by UrbanPolish, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. UrbanPolish

    UrbanPolish Out Of The Brooder

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    My first question is if the crest of a Polish when mixed with a non-crested chicken would show through or not?

    The second is if when crossing a cochin with a non-cochin, would the offspring be mostly cochin or mostly regularly feathered?
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    To answer the first question- when a polish is crossed with a non crested breed the offspring will have a small crest like a hatchery quality silkie size.

    Second about the cochins is that when a cochin is crossed with a breed like a rock or something the offspring will have leg/foot feathering but not as much as the cochin. The tail will more than likely be normal and not a round tail.
     

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