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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ceadar post, Feb 26, 2009.
This may sound stupid. but could someone explain white recessive.Is it just a white chicken?
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
No no, I is the symbol for dominant white.
c is the symbol for recessive white.
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.
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.
If there are other breeds that may carry recessive white. Does anyone know what they may be? Thanks for the info about the silkies.
White phoenix and White jersey giants are recessive
Quote:Wyandottes are supposed to be recessive white.
pips&peeps thank you for the link.