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question about featherlegged chicks!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by barnyard betty, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If a chick has feathered legs does it have to have come from parents that both have feathered legs or can they inherit it from just one parent?
    And if so...does it matter which parent had the feathered leg gene, male or female, AND does it have anything to do with the sex of the chick (sex-linked?)
    Thank you for any ideas or experience on this!
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  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    there are 4 types of feathering genes, 3 of them are dominant only one recessive none of them are sex linked so any parent can give that trait to all of the chicks(males or females)

    here read more on the subject(Scroll down to the middle)
    http://www.edelras.nl/chickengenetics/mutations2.html
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  3. barnyard betty

    barnyard betty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the info! :)
     

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