Rumpless question...

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

  1. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    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.

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  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    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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