Showgirls... Bowties or no Bowties... Help? (pic)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicken Junkies, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Chicken Junkies

    Chicken Junkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some Showgirl chickens and just hatched out some chicks. All the chicks are cute as heck and have Bowties... except one. That one is much more naked and has no Bowtie, just a small crest, no fur on face except a bit around the eyes, less fur all over really. I've heard something somewhere about this gene. That Bowties will throw 50% Showgirls and non-Bowties will throw 100%... something like that. Could someone give me some more info on this breed please. Here is a pic of the chick. TIA

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  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    The chick is homozygous for the naked neck gene, which means it has a double dose. The bow tied ones have a single dose of the NN gene. Cute little bugger! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken Junkies

    Chicken Junkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, thanks for that info. Does it mean that anything I breed it too... the offspring will be Showgirls with Bowties or no-Bowties? Or, do I need another one like this to get 100% Showgirls? What percentage of Showgirls will each have in their offspring. Is that knowledge out there? These are 15th generation Showgirls. Is it too my advantage to have Showgirls with no Bowties? Sorry for all the questions, but inquiring minds need to know. [​IMG] TIA
     
  4. Debbi

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    Quote:You may want to ask that on the Showgirl thread, they will know for sure the percentages. The NNs bred to a Silkie, I believe will give you all bow ties. NN x Bow tie I believe would give you all NNs? Would not advise breeding two NN, they tend to lose the Silkie feathering and may have naked spots where you don't want them. Like I said, ask the Showgirl breeders on their thread, they can tell you for sure. [​IMG] Here is the link to that thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=416003&p=112
     
  5. chickendales

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    Quote:if u breed thi baby to sillkies u well get all bowtie babies
     
  6. chickendales

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    Also wanted to add since I love to think in %'s...

    Clean neck X Clean neck = 100% Clean necks (Non-bowtied)
    Clean neck X Bowtie = 50% Bowties, 50% Clean neck
    Clean neck X Silkie = 100% Bowties
    Silkie X Bowtie = 50% Silkies, 50% Bowties
    Bowtie X Bowtie = 50% Bowties, 25% Clean necks, 25% Silkies

    come check out showgirl thread lot of info on there
     
  7. Debbi

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    Thanks for posting that Chickendales! This time I wrote it down! [​IMG]
     
  8. chickendales

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    Quote:it in the begenning of the other showgirl thread
     
  9. Debbi

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    ..and now it's in my files. Good to know it's on the thread too.
     
  10. Chicken Junkies

    Chicken Junkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is some awesome info. Just what I needed and thanks so much. Checking out the other thread as well. [​IMG]
     

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