Poultry Genetics for the Nonprofessional
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Part I is an introduction to elementary genetics.
Contents of Part I (Click here or on the line above for Part I) :
A) DNA, genes and chromosomes
B) Generation notation (P, F1, F2...)
C) Homo / Hetero / Hemi - zygous...genotype and phenotype
D) How to predict the outcomes of breeding events for non-sex-linked and sex-linked traits
G) Gametes, meiosis, mitosis
Part II is a discussion of basic poultry genetics.
Contents of Part II (Click here or on the line above for Part II):
A) The sex of your chicks
B) The sex ratio of baby chicks
C) Feather sexing baby chicks
D) How to breed for a trait for sexing day-old chicks:
E) Lethal genes
F) Genetics of ear lobe color
G) Genetics of eggshell color
H) Genetics of comb type
I) Genetics of shank/feet color
J) Genetics of feather color
K) The influence of one versus two genes for a trait
L) Genetics of patterns
M) A fun exercise
N) Partial genotypes of common breeds
A companion to Part II is the Tripod photo album, which contains drawings and photos of plumage patterns.
Part III (click here) is a table of chicken genes with comments of interest. Also, there are the beginnings of a glossary at the end of Part III.
Part IV: Turkey Genetics
Part V: Domestic and Muscovy Duck Genetics Part VI: Ring-necked Pheasant Genetics Part VII: Guinea Fowl Genetics
Part VI: Ring-necked Pheasant Genetics
Part VII: Guinea Fowl Genetics
Interesting Links: Lots of neat stuff to look at!!