ANAZAZI wrote:dun wrote:Don;t recall any longhorns with the african horn gene!
It is highly possible that some om them have it, you know it does not show when horned are bred to horned. Like the scur gene, most of the ayrshire type cows have it, but it shows rarely because very few are polled.
From time to time there are remarks on CT that all calves wont be polled when longhorns are crossed with homo polled bulls, and maybe it is rbb stating it every time or maybe there are more with the same experience, I do not remember.
Some "homo polled" bulls are heterozygous of course and the roughly half the calves have horns. If there are just a few, it might indeed be the african horn gene, most certainly so if all horned calves are born bulls. You lead me to the articles about it, for which I am thankful.
What is the African horn gene? I don't believe I've ever heard of this