Pied genetics in the humble ruddy

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Pied genetics in the humble ruddy

Postby elferoz777 on 27 May 2013, 23:11

Hi guys

I am trying to work out the inheritance pattern for the pied genes in ruddys.

As you can tell I am no genetic engineer.

I understand how it is passed in budgies but this does not seem to translate into my results on the ruddies...unless I dont have a dominant pied.

Can some one break it down for me?

I have 2 pied roosters and a pied hen plus 2 normal hens and one normal rooster.

Ideally I am going to breed pied with pied then back to normal to have splits though I am not sure if that how it goes.
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Re: Pied genetics in the humble ruddy

Postby Tiaris on 28 May 2013, 07:50

It is autosomal recessive. Your last sentence is correct.
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Re: Pied genetics in the humble ruddy

Postby SamDavis on 28 May 2013, 08:17

Steve, I think you got some normals from me??? If so then then they are likely to be splits. I only have a single ruddy pair bought for my young son in the hope he'd find finches less boring. They are both normal but throw pieds hence both parents are splits and 2/3 normal offspring will also be splits.
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Re: Pied genetics in the humble ruddy

Postby elferoz777 on 28 May 2013, 22:33

Hi Sam

From that rooster you gave me I have only thrown normal birds.

He was paired to a pied hen. Admittedly the hen only had the white feathers in her wings which is why I posted this topic.

The rooster you gave me must be normal in this case.

Hopefully with the little colony I have now of pieds, split pieds and normal I will be able to develop some nice pied ruddies.

I want to improve the mutation if possible. This will be my first deliberate attempt to line breed with a specific purpose so I am pumped. I am going to ready the cabinets for spring time so I can control the process better.
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