question about the Blue dilution gene

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    blue will dilute black to Blue/splash right, this i know. now the rest is not a guess, but i don't know forshure, that is why i posted here

    i know the gene involve's Bl/Bl, bl/b,l Bl/bl i believe.

    i was told that blue dilution gene is Co-Domenit (sorry can't speel that right) although i do not think this is true, is it?


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  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Yes, blue acts as a diluter (if that is even a word) one copy of the blue gene will dilute black to blue, 2 copies of the blue gene = Splash. The second copy of the blue gene dilutes the blue even further to splash.
    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:yhe i get this part, but it'd when i get into the BL/BL, Bl/bl , bl/bl things that mess me up.
     
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:yhe i get this part, but it'd when i get into the BL/BL, Bl/bl , bl/bl things that mess me up.

    Okay, sorry, I misunderstood. Those letter things are alien to me and I have a slight grasp on them but not enough to quote. It was already hard enough for me to learn and retain the alphabet in grammer school...lol. [​IMG] Hopefully some one will come by and school us both.

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  5. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue is incompletely dominant, a bit different from codominant, but it acts like you understand that it does. bl/bl is a black bird (disregarding other genes that may affect appearance), Bl/bl is blue, and Bl/Bl is splash.
     
  6. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:ok this is very help full
     
  7. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Yes it is thanks for asking Call ducks and thanks for answering Catwalk. Very helpful! [​IMG]
     

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