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With chickens, is egg laying ability transmitted to the daughters by the sire, by the dam, or by both sire and dam?

NoraWI says 2015-10-24 09:40:30 (CST)

I imagine the egg laying trait is on the X chromosome. And, since both rooster and hen have X chromosomes (rooster has an X and a Y), that the trait is passed on by both.

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JerryHicks says 2015-10-26 05:26:47 (CST)

Both sire and dam transmit egg laying characteristics.

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