Short legged game chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by coppercloud, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. coppercloud

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    I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I figured it was a genetics question. Would it be possible to breed a short legged game chicken by crossing a scots dumpy hen with a (bantam) game cock? the gene the short legged gene is dominant so it sounds plausible.
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that'd be quite comical since there is already a long legged Modern Game. But from what I was told is that the short legged gene A.K.A the creeper gene is a lethal gene which kills 3/4 of a hatch. Wouldn't that be a problem.
     
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    I was thinking more like a Scots dumpy X bantam Asil or Scots dumpy X bantam Malay (I'm not even sure if those breeds have bantams) . I'm thinking it could be a very thin bird with very short legs, a chicken penguin. I believe the creeper gene is only lethal in a double dose and since the cock wouldn't have the gene I wouldn't have to worry about that in the first crossing , but you would get about 75% long legged 25% short legged.
     
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    bump
     
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    Thoughts?
     
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    Maybe cross the Scots dumpy with an araucana first so it really would be a penguin
     
  7. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would really like to see a penguin chicken. It could be the Runner duck of the chicken world [​IMG]
     

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