reducing size of rose comb

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by centrarchid, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    As I understand genetics of the rose comb phenotype, it shares the same locus as the allele coding for the single wild-type comb. I want reduce the size of the comb preferably while keeping the locus homozygous for the rose comb allele. Do the alleles for pea, button and cushion combs operate at same locus?

    If not, then can comb size be reduced by introducing one or more of the other non single comb alleles to their respective loci?

    Goal is to reduce comb size, preferably while retaining rose comb morphology.
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Gonna give you a bump.

    Most all is way, way over my head.............but I keep reading and am picking it up slowly - so hoping someone will see this and have an answer for you.

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