What exactly is an RPM?

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    nintendont Active Member

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    I just searched the same question and couldnt find the info. So, as the title suggests; What exactly is an RPM?
    I know it stands for Reduced Pattern Morph but what exactly does this mean? Are these jags or COMPLETELY unrelated and just came about through selective breeding? I have seen some nice looking RPMs but would like to know exactly what they are!!
     
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    Jag is the American term for a RPM. They are bred from jungles originally but now are being crossed with diamonds , bredli , coastals. There are supposed to be pure coastal line Jags around but most people seem sceptical about that fact.
     
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    RPM are jags.
    RP are non jags with a jag like reduction in patterning. There are some very nice ones but they are line bred so their patterning isn't inheritable like jags.
     
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    that doesnt make sense to me. I thought the original jags were Coastals. so if RPM=Jag, how were they originally bred from jungles?
    lets not turn this into a poofest.
    IS RPM A FANCY WAY OF SAYING JAG? YES OR NO?

    EDIT: thankyou Saximus
     
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    What I said makes sense, whether it is correct or not is the question as I thought the first jag was a jungle not a coastal but it could be the other way around. I have seen a coastal jag spoken about on a thread here and people were sceptical if it was a pure coastal being that it was a jag.
     
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    original Jag was a coastal produced in Norway.... Plenty of info and links on this forum for u to read.... As in the US and UK... Jags have been introduced to all other carpets hence y they r beginning to become a right mix.... Seen them advertised for 250 this yr as "mixed blood Jags" and it's not guna get any better.... Basically if a jag looks good it will hold a large price tag .... If a jag has mixed blood lines then its up to u!!!
     
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    Just to cover this I know you know this Saximus just clarifying for others, RP (non-jag reduced pattern) animals are line bred but that doesn't mean their trait isn't heritable. It is heritable (passed down genetically), it's just polygenic. Poly - many, genic - of genes meaning multiple genes code for the trait. Whereas the jag/RPM trait is coded for by one gene so it's easier to reproduce.
     
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    Fair enough, thanks for the correction. Why do we see mostly jungle jags here in Australia?
     
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    because good jungle jags bring out the high yellow

    over seas they used iryan jayas to get a similar effect
     
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    what is a jag sib i have seen some for sale but they look like normal wild type not the reduced pattern do they still carry the jag gene????
     
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    They are the normal offspring from a jag pairing. They have no jag influence and are basically the exact same as a regular Morelia cross. I'm not sure where the term came from but I imagine it probably started as a way to advertise cross-breeds without the stigma that comes with that or the dreaded "hybrid" term.
     
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    RPM was the name used when the first Jags entered the country and everyone was to scared to advertise them as Jags! The name just sort of stuck from there.
     
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    The term jag sib is just short for sibling because ( for those of you who might not know ) half of a clutch turns out jag and half the clutch wild type because it is an incomplete dominant gene
     
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    that is what i was thinking thanks for clearing it up
     
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