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Giant genes

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Giantbreeder2888 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:07 am


I was just curious how the giant genes work exactly. I looked for info but couldn't find any. I am just curious on crosses how would it express itself. In future generations would the size start to decrease.

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Re: Giant genes

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:28 pm


Giant isn't like dwarfing in that it isn't controlled by one specific gene. It's really more like careful selection of genetic modifiers over time, and such, you won't get some giant and some non-giant offspring, like you do with dwarves.

Crosses will not be as large as purebred, you can still carefully select for the largest offspring to maintain size, but the best advice is to breed only what you want more of.
If you want giants in the future, I strongly recommend only breeding giants to giants. It takes a long time to select for size like that, and it will take a long time to "breed out" smaller modifiers once you add it into a line.

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Re: Giant genes

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Giantbreeder2888 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:04 pm


Thank you I appreciate the info.

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