want to breed golden sebright Roo that is not hen feathered need help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by winekntrychicks, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Just recently lost beloved Roosty who was a Golden Sebright that was NOT hen feathered. He had male feathering but his marking were distinct Golden Sebright. I have many of his offspring all mixed. I recently bought 20 straight run golden Sebrights. How do I get another "Roosty" with male feathering? Thanks to all who reply
     
  2. danhonour

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    You could check to be sure,and see if hen-feathering is a recessive trait or dominant. If you have offspring from the normal sickled male ,perhaps some of the daughters carry it.I would try to get another sickled SEbright male if you can find one.You could also use a golden laced Polish bantam male once on the Sebright hens,then use a son and keep selecting those with little or no crest.I would stay with the birchen allele,as they have the same main tail coloring.If you use Wyandotte or Cochin,they have the wrong hackle and solid non laced tails.
     
  3. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Quote:I do have one of Roosty's daughters. I thought that when one of 20 golden sebright chicks mature one of the roosters could mate with Roostys daughter to get a male feathered Sebright.
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

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    Henny feathering is dominant.
     
  5. Chris09

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  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:I believe it is incompletely dominant, and it depends on how copies the parents have. If I've done my homework right, a hen feathered male has two copies of the hen-feathered gene, so when crossed with a non-hen-feathered breed, the roosters aren't fully "henny". Does that sound right?
     

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