what would the offspring look like?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KattyKillFish, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    just curious. i hope i'm not posting this in the wring place. pics would be appreciated.


    White leghorn + brown leghorn

    black Japanese + black tailed white Japanese

    Rhode Island Red + Rhode Island white
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Would love to see the answer to this... Wouldn't it depend on the white bird being dominant white or not?
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    yeah, that's pretty much what i'm wanting to know. is the white gene different in some breeds?
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    We need one of those little "random thought" smileys... LOL
     
  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i was actually thinking about crossing come leghorns, too. i's really like to know a bit more about them.
     
  6. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:I don't know about the others, but this cross produces a red sex-link: males are white (perhaps with some black) and females are buff (with some white). This information is from feathersite.com.

    Edit: Yes indeed, as has been pointed out by lilpeeps, the offspring would be sex-linked only if the Rhode Island Red is the male. The site I linked makes that clear, sorry I did not make it clear, too.
     
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  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Quote:I don't know about the others, but this cross produces a red sex-link: males are white (perhaps with some black) and females are buff (with some white). This information is from feathersite.com.

    They would only produce sex links if the male is the red.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There are two white genes: dominant (I-locus) and recessive (c-locus). Neither of these are sex-linked genes. Different breeds are known for carrying one or the other; however an individual bird may vary from what is typical for the breed.

    If the breed generally carries dominant white, it is unreliable in creating a sex-link bird because the, offspring who receive a copy of I will be at least partially white, regardless of gender. You won't be able to tell the difference between the birds who are white as a result of I versus those who are white (silver) due to S.

    The silver/gold gene is sexlinked: males have two copies of the gene; females only one. Breeding a silver female to a gold male will produce sex-linked birds. Note that the male must be homozygous for gold or it won't work.
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    White Leghorn X Bown Leghorn gives white offspring with flecks usually black bur it could bewhatever the white bird is underneath. This is presuming both parents are pure for the genes usually attributed for that colour of that breed.

    IDK about the Japs

    And the Rhodies have been covered
     
  10. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Quote:wow, thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     

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