Rumpless question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poularde, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

    Feb 7, 2010
    Puyallup, Wa.
    I have a Barred Rock who hatched out rump-less. I am working on a project of rump-less birds. My question is would he pass on the rump-less gene? I am still new to genetics, so I hope someone can answer this for me. Thanks.

    Little Bug..
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Yes he will, because the rumpless gene is dominant! If he has one copy of the gene (heterozygous) then 50% of his offspring will be rumpless. If he is homozygous (has two copies) then all his offspring will be rumpless.

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