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white recesive color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ceadar post, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may sound stupid. but could someone explain white recessive.Is it just a white chicken?
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a white chicken that carries two ii genes. It is unable to express pigment and is, thus, fully white.

    ii - recessive white, inability to express color
    Ii - homozygous ability to express color
    II - dominant, ability to express color
     
  3. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No no, I is the symbol for dominant white.
    c is the symbol for recessive white.
     
  4. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be possible to get recessive white in a standard wyandotte. If so what colors would have to breed together. Thinking about trying something different. Not really getting the whole genetic thing quite yet.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not sure of other breeds, but silkies are usually recessive white, so if you breed a white silkie into your birds, then breed the offspring together and select against the silkie feathering and comb and for white and wyandotte traits.

    You could also use a different breed where whites are usually recessive white.
     
  6. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there are other breeds that may carry recessive white. Does anyone know what they may be? Thanks for the info about the silkies.
     
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    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White phoenix and White jersey giants are recessive
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps thank you for the link.
     

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