single gular lappet versus two wattles...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Darth Egger, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Darth Egger

    Darth Egger New Egg

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    does anybody know which is dominant?
     
  2. Hi! I don't know except what I've seen in my crosses and what I was told when I'd asked about that in the Naked Neck thread. It's more obvious on a NN bird. I never notice it on my bearded/muffed birds unless they drop their beards while molting, and then it's quite obvious --- but forget to ask about it.
    I was told 'beard' is dominant, and bearded birds tend to have dewlap {*single gular lappet* (new term to me)} rather than proper wattles.
    I hope someone that knows how it works better than I can explain it.
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    Lisa
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Chickens can have dewlaps?????!?! photos please! [​IMG]
     
  4. Hi! This blue boy has dewlap, no wattles:
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    One sibling has proper wattles, no dewlap:
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    Another sib has small wattles AND a dewlap:
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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Such dewlap is often found on rare breeds of Oriental Gamefowl, too. Not sure of the dominance in it though.

    And then of course Brahmas also have a good sized dewlap, but nothing like mentioned.
     
  6. Darth Egger

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    Easter Eggers, Araucana(?) and Quechua have the single "Janet Reno" dewlap.

    Does anybody have F1 Olive Eggers and happen to know which type of wattles they have? I don't have any F1s currently, I'm working on B2s.
     
  7. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a NN Green egger hen that I hatched from Dipsy that has a single dewlap. First time I'd seen one. Thought I was seeing things. lol Now I just think she's pretty cool. [​IMG]
     

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