What is autosomal and Dwarf leghorns - Nvr heard of these before

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  1. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading something where somebody was breeding several varieties of chickens that I had never of. He had two varieties of "dwarf" leghorns and something about some "autosomal" variety. I couldn't find it to get the exact terms again . Was just wondering if anybody had heard of these or was familiar with that particular breeder. Thought I would give it a shot and see if anybody on here had heard of this- If I can find his site again will post more details.

    Thanks

    Wayne
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    autosomal is one way of how genes are passed down to the next generation..

    dwarf leghorn = bantam leghorn?
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that there is true dwarfism in chickens and it can be sexlinked. Maybe Henk will chime in. I remember reading it in a book or something that mentioned dwarfism in leghorns.
     
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where I first saw it was a guy who sold these and some more offbeat varieties . I googled and got a bunch of really technical reports that went way over my head. LOL Just from what I read the dwarf and the bantams are different. I have a hard time reading all the really scientific stuff . So I was hoping some of you guys could break it down in simpler terms. Wish I could find that site where the guy was selling again, but can't remember where I saw it. Thanks for all the responses so far.

    Wayne

    btw Flying Monkey Poop- What happened to the hat? LOL
     
  5. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An autosome is every chromosome that every individual has two copies of per body cell.
    The opposite is a sex chromosome. One sex has 2 copies , the other has 1 copy (plus a small mini-chromosome to accompany it). So one gender has an even pair and the other an odd pair of sex chromosomes.

    Bantam genes are known to be sexlinked (located on the sex chromosome) but autosomal bantam genes probably exist also.

    But why would someone who sells chickens bother you with that? [​IMG]
     
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  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He had some autosomal leghorns or something. I think one of the varieties he had said something about Cornell University. He just had them listed and they stuck in my mind as I had never seen breeds listed like that before. He had two different varieties of "dwarf" leghorns and 2 or three other kinds . Wish I could find that site again. he was listed as a breeder on one of those obscure chicken boards or something - just can't remember . Plus thanks for the info!!

    Wayne

    Okay did some more searching and found it- Here's the copy and paste
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    Search Results by FLATTEXT
    Hatchery or Supply Source What they carry
    Rockin' Rooster Ranch
    Rt. 1 Box 214-M
    Douglas, AZ 85607-9747
    520-364-6654
    Fax: 520-364-6654
    [email protected]
    Green-Eggers™, Dryden California Gray, 55-Flowery Leghorn (autosexing), Cornell autosomal dwarf White Leghorn, Sex-linked dwarf White Leghorn, KaiYa (Riverchickenz™) egg laying ducks from China (Taiwan).
    *******************************************************

    and here's the link to that page
    http://www.poultryconnection.com/hatchery.html
     
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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Might be a fun weekend to drive down to Douglas and check them out.
     
  8. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go down let me know- LOL And what is a Flowery leghorn(auto-sexing) ? This just stuck in my mind because I had never heard of these kinds of chickens.
     
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  9. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I decided to update my picture, I can get one of me with my hat on.
     
  10. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I decided to update my picture, I can get one of me with my hat on.

    you look good without the hat too! LOL Just noticed it , I've read so many of your posts and you always had the Black hat on! I can't wear hats much- My ole head is too big!! [​IMG]

    Wayne
     

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