Is the Belt in Belted Galloway a Dominant Gene?

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by bluelacedredhea, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. bluelacedredhea

    bluelacedredhea Well-Known Member

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    We pass by a farm with Belted Galloways on the way to visit my DIL parents..This afternoon, while watching the new calves in this mixed herd, I noticed that many of them are Belted.
    I wondered if it is a dominant gene?
     
  2. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    I'm by no means an expert, but my friends have a purebred Belted Galloway bull. They have a beef herd and a dairy herd. Their bull is VERY good at his job and there are little oreo babies everywhere you look on that farm. Beef and beef/dairy crosses. They all have belts. I'd say it's dominant.

    Heather
     

  3. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    That could be fun...I have an image of belted scottish highlands...
     
  4. bluelacedredhea

    bluelacedredhea Well-Known Member

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    There actually is a herd of Highlands just about a mile down the road from the Galloways..But I don't think there has been any mingling ...yet...