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Posted by Hurley on April 21, 2003 at 17:56:56:
In Reply to: Re: posted by Taceas on April 21, 2003 at 13:21:50:
:Right now I have an amelanistic female. So I guess that leaves me to get either a blizzard male or a charcoal male, correct? I'm not trying to get exclusively blizzards. Anything that crops up would be fun too. =P
If you have an amel female who isn't het for charcoal, you'll want to breed her to a male who is preferrably homozygous for charcoal...so, yeah, a charcoal male, a blizzard male, a charcoal ghost (yummy, growing up a pair of these right now, :), a pewter, whatever. If your gal isn't het for charcoal, then the earliest you'll hatch blizzards is in the F2 using that female.
If blizzards are the most important thing to you then I'd go with a blizzard male. F1's would be all amels het char. Breed the blizzard male to an F1 female to get 50% Amels het char, 50% blizzards. That'd be your highest ratio of blizzards in the fewest generations. If you breed the F1's, you'd get 75% amels (67% het char) and 25% blizzards.
If it's variety you want, but also keeping it simple, you could go with a charcoal male het amel. F1 = 50% amels het char, 50% normals het amel and char. I personally like to have known hets where possible, rather than XX% chance het for yadda, so this cross also appeals to me. You could go with breeding her to a straight charcoal (not het amel), but then the F1's would be 100% normals het amel and char. Borrrrr-ring. ;)
So, for giggles, taking an F1 normal (het amel and char) x and F1 amel (het char), you'd get:
3/8 amels (67% chance het char)
3/8 normals (het amel, 67% het char)
1/8 charcoal (het amel)
Nice variety, low blizzard yield. *shrug* Depends on what you're after. :)
Crossing an F1 female normal het char and amel back to daddy Blizz:
25% Amels het char
25% Chars het amel
25% Normals het amel and char
Nice mix, nice definite hets, nice cross IMHO.
If you would happen to think to yourself, "Self, I'd like to have a bunch of fun things pop up, with blizzards among them!", then by golly, grab yourself a charcoal ghost male or a pewter, preferably with some fun hets mixed in. :D
Good luck, have fun!