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Jersey wooly genetic question

Post Number:#1  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:50 am


My friend has been trying to look for information and, since she can't speak english, has been unsuccesful. I myself am not too comfy with the coding of rabbit genetics so it's been a bit hard for me to look for an answer.

My friend plans to cross English Angoras with Jersey woolies. Looking at the gene for long fur coats, she says long fur is small "l" and short fur is "L". She's not sure what Jerseys are considered as since some can have short fur. I think they might be Ll? and english angoras are ll? I dunno, my brain isnt working anymore. Anyone has any clue about this?

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Re: Jersey wooly genetic question

Post Number:#2  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:34 am


As far as I know, the genes are the same. L is short furred and is dominant over l, long furred. A rabbit with Ll genes is therefore short furred.
The only difference between the length of a Jersey Woolly's fur and an Angora's fur would be other modifiers, I believe. A long-coated JW crossed with an Angora will produce only long-furred kits. Length and texture may vary depending on modifiers.
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Re: Jersey wooly genetic question

Post Number:#3  Unread postby SixGun » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:30 am


What is her end goal? You would pretty much just get a double maned JW, which are already available. With work you could breed towards even more coat, but it will likely be a long process filled with lots of grooming, as JW and EA dont have the easiest coats to maintain.

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Re: Jersey wooly genetic question

Post Number:#4  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:26 am


There are no otter colored english angoras in quebec but she found some good jersey ones. She wants to bring in the color pattern into the race.

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Re: Jersey wooly genetic question

Post Number:#5  Unread postby SixGun » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am


Ah ha. I could see that. Otter is not a showable color. I wouldn't recommend using a JW though. I would use something with just normal fur. Two generations and you've got good body type and wool. I breed Satin with Satin Angora to increase body size and sheen. If I wanted Otter, just use a Otter Satin. They're readily available on good bodies.

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