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Posted by IcedGoddess on May 13, 2003 at 06:58:27:
In Reply to: Mostly similar experience here... posted by Serpwidgets on May 12, 2003 at 21:55:20:
I guess I won't know for at least 3 years! haha
Unless my snow is het hypo, I won't know if the okeetee is till he's bred to either a known hypo or one of his kids, and his kids are stubborn little &*^%'s who won't come out of the egg! hahaha
:I've got a proven het for hypo whose belly is all faded out. But then so is his dad's (looks the same) and Dad is NOT het hypo.
:Meanwhile I've got an amber and charcoal ghost... with both of them, you would never suspect they were hypos just by looking at the belly.
:Also, the offspring from a het hypo to a non-het non-hypo were split down the middle in "lightness."
:I've seen evidence both ways: no "proof" that hypo cannot affect the phenotype when het, and some correlations have been noticed in some lines.
:It's not predictable enough at this point to feel safe saying "this one's het for hypo, you can tell by looking at it."
:Nobody has sat down and done specific experiments to try to prove anything. Until then, it will only be speculation, and maybe a pipe dream. But at this point it's still a possibility.
:It would be nice if we could figure out what's going on. ;-)