Two NonCrested birds produce a crest?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by usschicago1, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Hello,
    My Breeding Pair of Red Tiger Swallows produced a baby with a head crest? This is there last baby of the year, and Im intrigued? I know nothing about genetics but I didnt think two uncrested birds could carry that gene? I thought they either had it or they didnt.

    Thanks for any info
    Mark
     
  2. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this is the case then it sounds like both parents were carrying a recessive gene.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Ah, Very Interesting. So what triggers the crest? Do you know the % that will hatch out crested?
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    25% Crest , 25% split crest , 50% non crest........now the split crest and non crest will look the same, will not know the split until you breed them.


    Now that % is over a large number of birds
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Thank You So much ! I was so excited to see this! Very interesting.
     
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  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:ok ! [​IMG]
     

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