will I have a crest?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by popcornpuppy, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

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    Mom is a standard white crested black polish.
    Dad was a standard rhode island red.
    Baby is 2 weeks old with the start of a mohawk.
    Will baby grow a crest, or keep the mohawk?
    (Don't care if baby is roo or hen, I just want to know if baby will have a crest like mom).
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  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    The crest gene is incompletely dominant with variable expression. A cross between a crested & non crested breed usually gives a smaller intermediate sized crest.
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Here is one of my mixed crested. Some will have smaller, some will have larger. I'd say from the looks of yours, it will have a smaller crest.
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    another with smaller crest.
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  4. There will be some small crest feathering but it won't be as big as Mom's. [​IMG]
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    yep, there will be a small crest, but not a full crest.
     

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