Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Home

Membership
Information
Profiles
Junior

Shows
Calendar
Results

Pigeon Breeds

Pigeon
Genetics

History

Links

Newsletter
(in pdf format)

Your Ads

Your
Comments


 

APBA / APFN
(Atlantic Pigeon Breeders' Association)
Affiliate Association of the Canadian Pigeon Fanciers' Association
(Atlantic Pigeon Fanciers' Network)
Website and online newsletter

Bob's Pigeon Genetics Project #2
( not yet named )

The above two photos display an unique new Trait that has not previously been worked with by Geneticists . Photo #1 is the original blue barred Feral hen captured by Bob Rodgers. She was permitted to raise six youngsters by her captured Blue Checker mate , he did not have the trait.

Photo #2 is one of their sons ~ the trait is present but not as vibrant .There is a bronze-like colouration in the flights of these birds - Dr. Gibson published these photos in his Nov.2007 Newsletter . He thinks the red colouration depicts the presence of recessive red, not kite bronze.The terminal grayish tail tip is all but absent .

The overall appearance in flight resembles the wild C. rupestris including the dark shadowed areas of the upper tail which set off the white effects . It was originally thought that this trait was the result of a cross with C. rupestris , however that seems extremely unlikely.

The son was mated back to his dam and some of the offspring were homozygous for the tail marking trait , some heterozygous , and some did not display the trait at all. The next photos to come will show the homozygous state . Their homozygous son has been mated to a (Print) Grizzle/undergrizzle, Storked Feral hen , one chick in nest Mar.09 2008.

The tail band trait has also been started into Fantails where it promices to be quite attractive.


This page has been updated as of
March 2010
It will be regularly refreshed with
show announcements , Show results , New Members,
Photos, and Genetic Projects.