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So, I'm wondering....
In humans, sex of offspring is determined by sex chromosomes (X or Y) contributed by the father. Among chickens, then hens' chromosomes determine the sex of offspring, not the roosters'. How is the sex of offspring determined among goats?
 

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I am almost 100% sure that in any species of animal, mammals or not, the male determines the gender of the offspring.

I have never heard of that about birds, and I breed parrots! I will definitely look into that! Hmm....
 

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Yep ^^^ and the number of kids is of course determined by the doe :)... It downs on me now how easy the birds and bees talk woulda gone if it had been the birds and mammals talk instead :)
 

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I am almost 100% sure that in any species of animal, mammals or not, the male determines the gender of the offspring.
As a fun fact, in Honeybees it is determined by if the egg gets fertilized (or not fertilized)

Females are diploid (and have 2 sets of chromosomes = fertilized egg)

Males are haploid (and only have their mother's chromosomes = unfertilized).

Also, some reptiles are temperature dependent.

But yes, in mammals it is determined by the sperm, so the sire of any given kid.
 
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