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What role does the sex of the birds play in crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blucoondawg, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am far from an expert in genetics/biology, I wonder if you take birds of 2 breeds and cross them, A rooster to B hen, then cross A hen to B rooster, does this change the chicks that will hatch or will they be the same because they come from the same 2 breeds?

    Is there a site anywhere that has a good explanantion of chicken genetics and what traits are dominant and other such information?
     
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    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These punnett diagrams show the outcome for any sexlinked gene (Z-chromosome).
    The males have 2 Z-chromosomes eg A/A, the females have one eg A/-
     

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