?'s about easter eggers and straight combs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlsessed, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As some of you know, I have one jap. bantam (It's a roo). So my ? is if I breed him with an easter egger will the chicks from them still have pea combs or will I have some single combed chicks aswell? thanks
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    it all depends in the genetic make up of that easter egger hen, if she is pure for the pea comb, the all of the chicks that hatch will be pea combed, but if she is heterozygous for pea comb(which is a dominant gene, and only on copy of that gene is need it to express it) the only 50% of the birds will have pea combs, no there is a 95% chance that all of the pea comb birds will lay blue eggs and 95% chance that all of the single comb birds will NOT lay blue eggs...
     
  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks.
     

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