What does "split to" mean ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by call ducks, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    i would like to know
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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That means that something is carrying a single copy of a specific recessive gene. For example, if you breed a black bird with a lavender, since lav is recessive, when you only have one copy, the bird appears black. You could call that bird het or heterozygous for lav, or you could call it split lav.
     
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  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yah. Peafowl world uses "split" for this.

    For peafowl example, crossing a blue with an opal will produce all blue looking chicks.. but they will be "Blue split to(or for) Opal".
     

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