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Breeding Platys for Colour
Hello there! As some of you know, I'm working my way towards breeding platys, but I don't understand fish colour genetics. (Horses, yes, fish, not so much. lol. )
Assuming that my parent fish are all bred from a constant color in their pedigree, would this fry colour prediction be correct?
Red Wag (orange body, black fins) + All Yellow= All Reds and Yellow Wags?
Or would I get a bunch of light orange fry? Do fish pass on definate dominant/recessive colour genes, or do they operate in "shades"?
Any help is hugely appreciated!
you would most likely get a variety some of all of those
I hope people continue with this thread, im sure me and others aswell coudl benefit from it, cuz i too have always wondered about this... :)
Experienced fish breeders get in here! :-D I love genetics...
If you've crossed different colored fish, please post your results!
LOL, i love genetics too! :) And we should just make another topic somewhere else, telling people to post here, ;P
I was doing some research ont his last night, and an example whas a White Calico (WC) Breeding with a Orange Wag (OW). This is what he said would come out of it, if ti were a pure strain:
Does this make sense to you? I think it does to me. But he said that if it isnt a pure strain, atleast for the first few generations it will be nearly impossible to tell what will come out...
Cool! Well that makes sense. 25% of the fry would be each color variation. (In the perfect world, of course. ;) )
So lets say Blue Mickey Mouse* X Red Wag=
That would be all the variations, right?
*Mickey Mouse is a color marking that looks like the classic Disney emblem.
Here's a link to make Punnett Squares for figuring out possibilities...
Punnett Square Calculator
25% Blue/Red (Purple!?! :lol:) *
25% Blue Wag
25% Red Mickey Mouse
25% Mickey Mouse Wag*
* Those probably translate to Blue Mickey Mouse Wag and Red Mickey Mouse Wag.
Alright cool. Ill keep looking arouns and stuff, tho :). And once again, this is only if u have pure lines. Which most commercial stores most likely will not have, i think. So the first few generations will be tough. And one thing i dont understand, what makes a wag platy a wag platy?
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