Author Topic: Angel Feathers (aka boule or bull neck)  (Read 6035 times)

Janet Tipton

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Re: Angel Feathers (aka boule or bull neck)
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2019, 03:19:43 PM »
Steve thanks for resurrecting this conversation.  After reading through the thread I actually found two of my bantams with it.  A white hen and a wheaten hen.  I love learning new things about my birds.

Brett S.

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Re: Angel Feathers (aka boule or bull neck)
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2019, 04:49:02 PM »
I'd be interested in knowing if "Angel Feathers' share the same Locus as the Araucanas tuffs. I know they weren't directly involved in the development in our precious Ameraucanas but even indirectly they could have passed on specific genetics.

For example: In goats, Their agouti locus has 21 different alleles that can be expressed to make the coat pattern. Their white spotting locus has 8+ alleles that control how much white is expressed over the coat patterns.

Like I said, I'm just curious, It's just a guess without knowing much about genetics of beards, muffs, tuffs and the like.
1x2+1-3+100= I don't know, we just have a few birds. (Basic Chicken Math)

Mike Gilbert

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Re: Angel Feathers (aka boule or bull neck)
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
I haven't seen any studies on it, but I really doubt it.    They are altogether different than the "ear tufts" of Araucanas which grow from a small tab of skin and which are nearly 100% lethal in the homozygous state. 
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Michelle Muldowney-Stevens

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Re: Angel Feathers (aka boule or bull neck)
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2019, 01:29:21 PM »
Looks like I have a white bantam with bull neck.