The modern poultry industry was founded on understanding the relationship of traits not just for color but egg-laying ability, weight gain, broodiness, and so on. The trait does not only mean color. It is everything about a bird inherited from physical deformities to feather texture to head shape and so on. This does not mean the white is not there, for if brother and sister are mated, we will find that 25% one out of four will be white, or if the black offspring is mated to its white parent, we will find that 50% two out of four of the chicks will be white. Geertz explains how his study of cockfighting all started when a police raid took place at a cockfight that he and his wife had been watching, and how in the commotion of everyone running from the police, his wife and he hid with a Balinese couple in their courtyard acting as they had been there all along, and not at the cockfight that had just been broken up.
It’s illegal in Canada and can lead to animal cruelty charges, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail. He discovered that by breeding s128 large numbers of plants over many years that he could predict the outcome of the progeny and found a mathematical correlation. Crossbreeding different colors can produce an array of surprises, and it may not. A variety of many different genes for specific traits can be situated at these sites. TRAIT is the name for any characteristic that the body has or does and can be passed on to its offspring, even a behavior, type of feather or hair, its color, texture, length, and so on. GENES are situated in pairs along the chromosomes and code for a certain trait.
A dominant trait will hide a recessive trait, and a pure line is a line of birds that will breed for that trait. Here one will learn about pure lines, recessive, and dominant traits. He is often accused of fudging his results. Still, his discoveries were long before the rules of experimentation were devised, and scientific thought was in its infancy due to the dominant religious attitudes of the time. The Whitehackles are regarded as a ring general, fighting tactically and engaging their enemy from any position available due to their agility and shiftiness. Cities and towns have arenas where handlers and the requisite masses gather once or twice a week to see and bet on one rooster fighting another to the death.