hen color genes

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ajay3123
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hen color genes

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question. if i have a pair black and almond. and their offspring is black hen. if i used the offpring hen for breeding, is it possible it can make a almond during breeding? since it has amond genes. even thought it apears as black hen
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Your hen does not have the almond (stipper) gene, she did not inherit it. Stipper is a sex-linked dominant gene, so you can always see it if the pigeon has the gene.

Spread (the gene that causes black) is not useful in almond breeding, you should be pairing your almond to a dark check, kite, or recessive red.

Almond: https://www.pigeongenetics.com/wiki/index.php/Almond
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can i use andalusian hen / black tiger grizzle hen to my almond cock if i want to make BLACK AlMONDS? im so obsessed with the black almonds but i do only have classic almonds cock. can i use the andalusian or black tiger hen or my pure black hen for the breeding? thanks for the answer. those 3 hen color is what i have.
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Using the black would be best, but all those hens include "spread" in their genotype so they'll all work to some extent.
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