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color check- steel?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby reverie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:33 am


This little rabbit is out of a broken sable rex and a californian (breed). what color is this rabbit? I'm thinking the cal carries the steel gene (he would be Ese?)

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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:37 pm


Looks like a broken sable steel! my favorite color (if you can't tell lol)

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The cal might be EsEs. e is not particularly common in them. Also, if the call has any NZ ancestry, then its even more likely than the steel came from the cal, since NZ often have the steel gene
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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby reverie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:38 pm


lol what is that genetically? and... I don't want steel, would I be able to breed that out or would it haunt me for generations?

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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby SableSteel » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:40 pm


A_ B_ cchlch D_ EsE Enen
The same as a normal broken steel, except sable instead of full color (C)

What colors are you breeding for?
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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby reverie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:44 pm


sable / seal / cal

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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby SableSteel » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 pm


Steel does not express with self colors, so breeding it back to sable/cals you would stop seeing steel rabbits... but the steel gene would likely still be there, so if you ever crossed it out to an agouti or otter you could get steel babies
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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Dood » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:08 pm


I agree - it's a sable chinchilla steel

This means your Califonian is agouti based, if you breed your sable to a self based Califorina (or self based REW) you should only get sables, and himi/Cali or REW, depending what recessives the sable and Cali carry

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Re: color check- steel?

Post Number:#8  Unread postby alforddm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:02 am


If you want to keep back kits and be 100% sure they don't carry steel, you have to keep back clean agouti animals with defined ring color, or any that are harlequin or non-extension colors like red or tort.

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