Just remember that genetics can be fickle, use the basics, keep breeding records and try assesss what your line is doing. There are some basic rules but don't focus on one factor because another genetic trait can alter the outcome. An open mind, careful record keeping and intuition will see you along. The biggest hassle with genetics is that people see it as a formula not the natural expression it really is, many factors influence how genes express themselves. Genetics is a guide, not a rule of thumb. Just study your own birds first, then go onto the bigger picture.
Give before you take and dont take what you dont need.
Woohoo! Mine came today! Ive had a quick flick through and it looks really interesting. Cant wait to sit down tomorrow while kids are at school (Skyes at daycare Thursdays) and have a good read. Might not get alot done tomorrow
Hi ,dose anyone out there understand the mo gene , from my reading of this book ,if I put a black mottled Roo with a black hen I should get 50/50 black and mottled and if I put the babies back with the r00 75% mottled (please correct me if Im wrong ) What happens if I put Roo with a partridge or buff hen will I get Buff mottled at all or will the black come through and get Millie's or some odd mix ? I guess that whether or not the black comes through depends on if it is dominant!! The book is great but heavy going.
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