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Colors and genetics

Post Number:#1  Unread postby powellanimals » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:39 pm


Grrr.....
Someone asked for an opinion on color and it would be difficult for that color to show up with no history of that color over 4-5 generations and it doesn't look like the color either. As was said below, it is possible, but highly unlikely especially since it looks different but this kit will be labeled that color regardless.
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Re: Colors and genetics

Post Number:#2  Unread postby caroline » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:55 pm


since dense is dominant, the dilute gene can "hide" for many generations.
You don't have to see dilute, ie blue, anywhere on the pedigree for the parents to both be carriers.
The opposite would not be true.
If ALL the ancestors are dilute, then you CANNOT have a dense, ie black or chocolate, kit show up.
The dominant gene is always expressed, and so you see it if it is there.
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Re: Colors and genetics

Post Number:#3  Unread postby powellanimals » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:21 pm


Thank you! Yes very true but it doesn't look right either and what are the chances that 4-5 generations of dilute keeps passing on from black and pointed white. You are correct though, I had not considered that so I will adjust my earlier post.
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Re: Colors and genetics

Post Number:#4  Unread postby akane » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:19 pm


I've had stuff like chocolate and harlequin show up well beyond 4 generations from when it was last seen. The mini rex that threw harlequin had an 8 generation pedigree of chocolate, black, and castor. It's very possible for recessive genes to hide through an entire pedigree.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Zass » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:29 pm


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Re: Colors and genetics

Post Number:#6  Unread postby powellanimals » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:52 am


Thank you for letting me know! I apologized! I still don't think it was possible as the rabbit did not look dilute, it just seemed slightly lighter than the black version but I now realize it is possible. I appreciate the lesson, thanks!
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