White Rock Genetics

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Angeline1978, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Angeline1978

    Angeline1978 Songster

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    Hi, does anyone have any ideas on White Rock Genetics. I was wondering how they produced the white. Thank you
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    White plymouth rocks carry recessive white.
    Initially, you need two parents who each have 1 copy of the recessive gene to breed. 25% of the successive offspring will be white.
    After that, breeding White x White will result in 100% white as each parent will be homozygous recessive for white.
     
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  3. Angeline1978

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    I'm sorry if this sounds silly. What breeds. I would be assuming a Barred rooster with ? Or 2 Barred Rock with white Gene?
     
  4. Angeline1978

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    White Rocks are hard to find around me. I have a pair but I do not want to breed the same rooster to the offspring.
     
  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    If you breed a White rock to a colored rock, say a black rock, the resulting (F1) offspring will all have 1 copy of the recessive white gene.
    Breeding those F1 offsping back together will result in 25% of the F2 offspring being white.
     
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  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    White Rocks are there own breed. I just picked up some chicks at tractor supply.

    They have been carrying them steady. So if you have one of those check there for chicks.

    Breeding father to daughter is known as line breeding. As long as you don't do it for several generations you would be fine. A lot of time it is done when breeding for desirable traits.
     
  7. Angeline1978

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    Ok thank you so much, that answered all my questions. Thank you so very much.
     
  8. Angeline1978

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    I have looked at the chicks at Tractor Supply. I don't think they will have the Boone structure I am looking for. I guess it doesn't hurt to try. Thank you very much
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    White rocks should be your regular partridge rocks underneath of the recessive white blanket, meanin eb/eb base
     

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