- May 21, 2017
OP`s are single copy\bowtie, correct? 25% of offspring will be show and 25 no, if both parents are heterozygous.A bird can't carry the NN gene sight unseen. If they have a copy it shows.
Two copies is completely naked neck. One copy leaves a little patch. Those are often called "bowties"
What were the parents of these birds? That would help with your color question.
It appears that everyone is over their heads when it comes to the genetics of phenotypes based on genotypes, there seems to be a mix of folklore and "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing", with a dash of poor reading comp, and a dollup of, "i rule the roost" (pun intended). if you want to discuss genetics with someone who has taught genetics and has a MS in genetics, let me know....Alright, hope im not in over my head here. I want to make sure I have this atleast somewhat right.
I have this satin showgirl. And all of birds from the same hatch are showgirls except one roo. Who I guess is not a showgirl but rather a silkie because his neck is feathered ? but he's a silkie that's carries the "n" gene for Nakedneck Nn? And all birds from this hatch are black.
If I were to breed this black satin showgirl with white silkie roosters I could potentially get;
Satin or not satin
Or Silkies that carry the naked neck gene ?
And then also could get any coloring a white rooster might be hiding ?
Does this mean that the rest of the related chicks carry a satin gene that could be expressed later on ? I have no idea where satin gets mixed into silkies and if birds can be recessively hiding the satin gene.
Trying to make a plan for these showgirls because I want some colors other than black. Thanks!
You said show. NN and Nn will both show. Only nn won'treread my post. 25 % of heterozygous will have two recessive genes if both parents are heterozygous...you "do the math" from there...and respond in a more polite manner in the future. thankyou. I will not respond to you or this thread any longer.
You said show. NN and Nn will both show. Only nn won't