Question about Wyandotte genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Senna95, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I understand the blue gene..... Red laced blue Wyandottes are a gold laced with one incompletely dominant blue gene. Breed 2 together and you get gold laced, red-laced blue, and red-laced splash.

    My question is, what is the genetic difference between silver-laced and gold laced? Genetically speaking that is. Is it just a one gene difference? If so, which is dominant, the gold or the silver?

    Thanks..........
     
  2. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gold (s+) and Silver (S) are sex linked. Hen will have only one copy.
    she will be s+ or S. If her father was S/S she will be S.
    if He's s+/s+ she will be s+ If He's S/s+ she could be either.
    S is not completely dominant. S/s+ roo will be some intermediate shade.
    There are other genes involved in BLRW. Mahogany at least.
    They are darker red than a gold laced Wyandotte
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  3. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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