Silver Peppered MDs...!!

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  1. sara_sabian

    sara_sabian Subscriber Subscriber

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    wow, congrats on proving them :) can't wait to see an SP to SP breeding.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    6 of 8 and it's recessive? What were the parents? 6 of 8 seems like you're breeding two hets and it's dominant.
     
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    Daz can confirm this when/if he comes on here again but from my conversations with him I'm pretty sure it was a het to a homo so the expected ratio would be 4/8. 6/8 is close enough to call it half-half. It's probability not guaranteed results
     
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    True, close enough. I suppose more breeding will need to be done before it's really known.
     
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    Congrats once again mate. Great to see the wait pay off.

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    Congrats once again mate. Great to see the wait pay off.

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    The parents were a HET male and a SP (homozygous) female.

    Great results to prove it out.
     
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    True and it will eventually be confirmed once I can breed two silver peppers together. There is a chance that it may be a dominant trait, but based on this clutch and the original clutch, the odds would be rediculously high. The original clutch was 13 babies from 14 eggs, 3 off which were mutations, the rest were normal. So this would point to a recessive trait. The chances of getting a random mutation are extremely high, let alone getting 3. Based on this, you would assume that both parents are hets. Time will tell and we will have to wait a few more years to prove them out 100%.

    Daz
     
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