Basics and Genetics of Chicken Colors

Repost – Gameness til the End Basics A locus is the location of a gene on it’s chromosome. A gene is the carrier of an heriditary property. A chromosome is the vehicle/carrier of the genes. Most organisms have multiple chromosomes. Each cell has 2 copies of each type of chromosome, 1 copy from each parent, the so called chromosome pair; exceptions are…

Happy Birthday! Gregor Mendel (the founder of the new science of genetics)

Happy Birthday Gregor Mendel … !!! Thanks to Gregor, the founder of the new science of genetics. Instead of trial and error, everything on physical inheritance become simple mathematics or simple logics. Cockfighters can easily breed different phenotypes to their preference. Some are even using it to mask the true “fighting and gameness” phenotype/genotype by altering the…

Comb Types in Gamecock Breeding

Repost – Gameness til the End Comb Types in Gamecock breeding (2008) Dana Krempels Ph.D Senior Lecturer in Biology (University of Miami) The wild type, single comb in jungle fowl (aka, chickens) is encoded by a recessive allele, and so its expression is masked if a dominant version of the allele is present. Let me…

My Kabir Surrogate Hen: Genetics: Constitution and Health

We bought her to be butchered together with 24 other hens. She was the last one up when she managed to got free from the strings. We did not bother catching her as we already butchered 24 pullets/hens and thought she will have her day in the future. She stole her nest under a tree…

Cockfight: movie released May 31 2002

I am blogging this already even though I have not watch this movie yet (1 hour and 32 minutes). I hope this movie portrays the true essence of the sportsmanship in cockfighting in the level of horse racing. Where you actually create the animal you want to perform at the best of competition by just…