The d locus - dilute, pale

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The d locus - dilute, pale

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Extreme dilute should be added to the d locus alleles. Breeding tests of white ringneck doves x extreme dilute pigeons (derived from the Barkel lemon strain) show that the dove and pigeon mutants are allelic. See http://mangile-pigeons.sperry-galligar. ... ybrid.html.
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Thanks Paul. I've currently got the loci listed as "probably identical", I'll change it to indicate they're the same locus and alleles.
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Adam. Does the dilute gene get transferred to the offspring along with the color? If a blue cock non dilute x ash red hen dilute. Can a female offspring be dilute blue?
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Dilute and colour are sex linked and genetically linked together.

So in your example, no. All daughters would be blue non dilute, and all sons would be red, carrying blue and dilute.

To get what you want you need a "crossover" to happen, which means you need a cock who carries all three genes. Luckily, that's exactly what you would breed from your example!

Breed from these cocks and eventually you'll get a dilute blue hen.
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