TRYING to LEARN some about GENETICS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Junkmanme, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Quote:I agree

    hey good to see you blackdotte
     
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    OH BOY!!!!
    You REALLY are a GOOD TEACHER!!

    THAT is easily understood! [​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]
    Bruce
    (-Junkmanme-) [​IMG]
     
  3. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    By the way, Do you have an opinion on the offspring of the mating mentioned in the original posting?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I think Blackdotte can probably give you a much better answer. If you'll notice, I passed on guessing hte genotype of the hen, particularly since you said they aren't quite like her.

    I do know that recessive white is pretty thorough at preventing colour in the feathers as compared with dominant white, which is why I was willing to take a stab at him.
     
  5. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    So, if I understand correctly, PERHAPs the Rooster is Heterozygous for Dominant white.

    The Hen can be assumed to be heterozygous for Melanin (black).

    So, what the "Chicken Calculator" told me to start with would "likely" be correct.

    Example: 1/4 white roosters, 1/4 black roosters, 1/4 white hens, 1/4 black hens

    Unlikely to have much, if any, variation. (Assumming the "heterozygous" alleles)...BUT, possible differences IF one of the parents IS HOMOZYGOUS for any unmentioned "allele" ???

    I realize this is certainly an "over-simplification" of the idea.BUT, IS this the idea?

    -Junkmanme-[​IMG]
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Quote:oh you are on the money....! its time for you to teach the younglinks now...[​IMG]
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Dominant white is so powerful,(white leghorn) No matter what you breed to them, you will see lots of white..
     
  8. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    i FINALLY, am comprehending a little bit of what you fine folks have been so patiently TRYING to explain to me.

    For this effort of yours, I will try to understand more and hopefully, when I do, try to be as helpful to others as YOU have been to me!

    VERY NICE FOLKS!

    [​IMG]

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  9. Henk69

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