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Posted by Raymond Moreno on May 10, 2003 at 15:25:53:
In Reply to: Please read posted by nathan23 on May 10, 2003 at 12:49:02:
here's the deal...
We CAN do a pedigree-line to determine the POSSIBILITY of what your beardie will look like. But unless we have a little more information on the parents of your beardie's parents (your beardies grand-parents), we are shooting in the dark.
We will also need to know if the RED SANDFIRE DESERT is dominant or recessive to the RED SANDFIRE. And then we will also neeed to know if the HYPO-SNOW is dominant or recessive to the normal, wild-type beardies. (It's kinda weird, as NOT all HYPO-SNOWS are dominan...or recessive).
I know it get's kinda complicated, especially when you're asking questions about the phenotype of a beardie - or how they will eventually come-out looking like. But all this is determined by the genotype (the genetic information) of at least two generations up (the grand-parents at the minimum) - which we'll need to know.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but it's not as easy to answer as you may think. But if the breeders keep this information, post it, and I'll try to work-out an answer for you. (But I would guess that about 90% of breeders don't keep this information, as they don't understand it themselves).
But let me also add that I have personally spoken with the Dachiu folks, and these guys are really great!! They have impressed me with their willingness to keep this information about their beardies, as well as trying to learn and understand the genetic "lingo" themselves. Kudo's Dachiu's!!! (Check-out their website - two thumbs up)!!!
By the way, I am getting my degree in the biological sciences (don't know what I'm gonna major in just yet, but it looks like molecular genetics), and I do have a solid grasp on human genetics, molecular genetics, as well as microbiology. (Not tooting my horn - but letting you know that I understand this stuff pretty good).
Best wishes. And if you cannot get this information, don't worry - you'll know what he'll look like in a few months!!
In Christ: Raymond
.:Heather it might help if you told everyone where you got your dragon. It oesnt seem like a very popular cross and probably only done by the people you got it from. Also if you included pics of both your dragons we might be able to see what the babies look like. then again babies of different clutches from the same parents can be drasticly different. Anyway hope this helps a little.