Silver vs white

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sonoran Silkies, May 21, 2010.

  1. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Tim, Henk, David, etc. I have managed to understand at least a bit of how dominant and recessive white work at the cellular level. Can any of y'all explain the same for silver? I assume that silver, like white, is absence of pigment in the feather...or is it something else?
     

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    Elite Silkies Crowing

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  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

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    The silver mutation has something to do with transporting of the pigment (vesicles, cellular organelles).
    The sexlinked albinism mutation is at the same gene/locus and inhibits both pigment kinds to a certain level.
    I recommend you google for the s^al mechanism too.
     

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