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Recommended book(s) on Genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Laingcroft, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Laingcroft

    Laingcroft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any good books dealing with the mechanics of poultry breeding? I'm looking specifically for genotype and alleles of the various colors, feathering and comb types. And beyond that to the genetics of production qualities such as egg color, egg laying, broodiness, meat qualities, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:" Old English Game Bantams as bred and shown in the United States" by Fred Jeffrey and William Richardson. Very good info on color genetics and various genes.
     
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    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Chickens by Fred Jeffrey is a good read.
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the book by Fred Jeffrey is $16
     
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    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickencolours.com

    There is also a lot of stuff on line.
     
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    HallFamilyFarm PA ETL#195

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  9. Laingcroft

    Laingcroft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the links - I'll check those web pages out.

    If I purchase the bantie book will it make a difference that I am focusing on large fowl/standard chickens? I assume most of the alleles are the same (except for the ones that result in smaller size.)
     
  10. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, it won't make any difference
     

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