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Slow feathering gene?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by jenniferlamar70, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone tell me if an ameracauna buff orpington cross would pass on the slow feathering gene to the offspring?
     
  2. Yardbird22

    Yardbird22 Just Hatched

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    Yes the K gene for slow feathering is dominant over little k rapid feathering. But it also depends if both birds are your crossing carry the dominant K gene for slow feathering. And whether or not they are heterozygous or homozygous.
     
  3. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about the details but so far it seems to be accurate. The one that was feathering in slow has turned out to be a rooster. The buff orpington cross that has feathered in quickly I'm not sure on yet. It was crossed with silkie.
     

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