dun":3g46k6n3 said:Black Angus have a genetic defect that makes them black instead of a more acceptable red.
certherfbeef":tvy3mb61 said:TH is a hot topic in the short horn breed right now. Tibial Hemophiala(sp) There is no genetic marker as of yet for TH.
It seems to me like I read an article in the latest shorthorn magazine that said both Angus and Hereford can also carry the recessive TH gene.
BWA":20i2ifkv said:Just interested to learn more about various genetic defects that exist in all breeds of cattle?
certherfbeef":2gr681io said:Goatlady, I just spoke with the angus association and there has NEVER been a reported case of TH in the Angus breed. As for the Hereford, I have never herd of any reported cases there either, but am waiting to get a hold of Jack Ward. My guess is that McDonald is pointing fingers at the the only 2 breeds who have not opened up their herd books to remove some of the heat from the shorthorns. So, as of right now, it is all hear say. -Missi
goatlady":xfteidb4 said:But don’t you think it is strange that the outcross sires are the ones passing on the problem?
And what is the big deal about lethal genes that people won’t admit they are in their back yard?