Where to learn about genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheMoodyHere, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. TheMoodyHere

    TheMoodyHere Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a VERY basic understanding of genetics in general. But I would like to learn about chicken color genetics. Could anyone recommend and good website or books, anything really to get me started? I have Googled a bit but most of what I can find are more advanced and I need basics. Like I understand equine genetics a bit and have found some very good sites that tell explain the colors and how they work with each other but I am having trouble finding this for chickens. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  3. 3riverschick

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    Hi TheMoodyHere [​IMG] ,
    These are the books I own, still need "Extremities".

    The Genetics of Chicken Colours- The Basics ( consider this essential )
    The Genetics of Chicken Extremities
    http://chickencolours.com/

    An Introduction to the Color Forms Of The Domestic Fowl
    http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Color-Forms-Domestic-Fowl/dp/1425904211

    21st Century Poultry Breeding
    http://www.amazon.com/Century-Poultry-Breeding-Grant-Brereton/dp/0947870571

    American Poultry Association Standard Of Perfection
    http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/store.htm

    If you are also interested in breed type, this is a great book.
    Done in black and white by some of poultry's greatest illustrators and photographers.
    http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/store.htm
     
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