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RE: from what Dan told me....Troy and Gregg

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Posted by: FR at Wed Aug 14 10:51:53 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

It pains me to say this but, Troys right. With such traits that are so called co-dominate, its may not be one gene, but more a set of genes that allow that to occur. Inbreeding or line breeding passes the set of genes. Out breeding can cover the set. Just an example.

In this case, you have to isolate the gene or set of genes before it can be determined simple recessive.

What was reported puzzles me. Why would he breed possible hets to hets or Sables, at that point, Sables to Sables or Sables to hets. OR outbreed. The story could be incomplete as well.

About color and pattern, hmmmmmmmm I read an articule about cloning, it was a report on a cloned cat. The mother was a grey tabby, the clone was a orange tabby, when questioned the report said, color in cats is random within a genetic range. This may be "true" with some reptiles. Particularly reptiles from habitats that are from constantly variable habitats. That is, wet some years and dry others. Year to year, not longterm.

What is selected for when the habitat is open is different then what is selected for when the habitat is closed(covered in plants) So the snakes, produce a range with the approach that something will stick. Instead of evolving to a certain color and pattern.

On our site, there is a huge range of color and pattern, and the habitat is in constant change from dry years, open, and wet years, closed. I hope this helps.


   

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