Okay I ai'ed my heifer to jakes proud jazz this weekend, my question is will i get a horned calf or a polled calf. my heifer is polled but jakes proud jazz is horned, is the bull's genes more dominant or is it a 50 50 shot at what i get.
Gypsy said:Horns are determined in a simple dominate-recessive relationship. Horned is recessive. If your cow is polled she could either be homozygous (two polled genes) or heterozygous (1 polled gene and 1 horned gene). If she is homozygous polled then your calf will be polled even bred to a horned bull. If she is heterozygous and carries the horned gene then your calf has a 50-50 chance of being either horned or polled.