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#54307 - 06/17/04 12:35 PM Very Interesting research, Dr. Okimoto
Deb AZ Offline
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I was doing some surfing and reading and came across this site that talks about your research, found it very interesting and thought others might like to read it also.
Dr. Okimoto\'s research

What I have been reading and trying to find is information about the feathering genes, and determining sex by using feathers. Realizing that most references are made in regards to broilers but was wondering if some could be used in reference to some lines and breeds. Maybe you would like to comment on the topic.

Deb

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#54308 - 06/21/04 08:37 AM Re: Very Interesting research, Dr. Okimoto
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The Stromberg's book on Sexing All Fowl has some descriptions about sex-linked feather and down sexing. Hutt 1949, Genetics of the Fowl has a description for sexing New Hamps and Rhode Island Reds of certain lines by a white patch on their wings. There is also the method of sexing BB-red chicks like Light Brown Leghorns by the eye stripe. Females have a broader and usually unbroken black stripe across their eyes. Males have a thinner and often broken stripe. This is supposed to work for ringneck pheasant chicks too. It is only around 80% accurate.

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