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Posted by: Rainshadow at Sat Nov 6 11:49:40 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Rainshadow ]  
   

The breeding was done back in '93 by Brian Sharp,(not sure if it was a collaborative effort between Pete & Brian though? Brian had aquired several "original strain hets" from the first litters & may have had animals old enough to do the breeding on his own by '93???). an "original Kahl strain" het was bred to the matriarch Sharp strain,(homozygous...,which if compatible,should've resulted in roughly 50% albino/50% hets)a litter of seventeen was produced,(no albinos)and,from that trial it was deduced that even though both strains appear to be tyrosinase negative amelanistics,they were not geneticlly homogenous. I do not know if it's been done since then,or,what happened to those seventeen animal that were hets for "Sharp",50% poss.het."Kahl"....though it may be thought of as "a bad idea" theoretically,producing animals that were 100% heterozygous for both strains,(by breeding homozygous "Kahl strain" to homozygous "Sharp strain".) might be advantageous,in that one hypothetical "double het" could be used towards one project one year,and,the "other project" the following year? providing these "pivotal hets" were actually fertile & viable that is!,(there have been some physical issues with the Kahl strain,and,certainly some fecundity issues with the Sharp strain,so it's anyones guess as to how this combination might help,or,hinder either strain.)Hope this helps to answer some of the questions pertaining,at least to the who/what/where of this issue...it's interesting food for thought though.


   

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