Questions about polish genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickygirl2, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgive me if this has been answered before. I did a search but nothing came up that would answer this[ that I saw]
    I am going to seperate my polish colors in the spring. Here is what I have:
    white- males and females
    white crested blue -males and females
    silver laced- all females[???]
    buff- male and female [?}
    Okay, for the ones I only have 1 sex of, can I breed to a white to get more of the other sex? Isn't white a color that is recessive and would need 2 whites to continue the color?
    Anyone know? Thanks!!
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely the whites are black under the white so think of the cross with the white as if you were crossing another bird to a black bird(the white).

    All of the crosses will produce more black birds that leak non black colors.

    Tim
     
  3. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does that mean" that leak non black colors" ?
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  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you were to cross the silver laced with a white, you would get black with some white in the hackles, saddles, etc...if it were a white x buff, you would get black with buff in the hackles, saddles, etc, and so on.
     
  5. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it! Thanks! I guess it's time for me to find a home for the non -paired ones then.................................
     

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