Posted by Leah Patton on December 14, 1999 at 13:17:17:
In Reply to: Albino camels posted by Michael Talbot on August 04, 1999 at 10:03:54:
: I have a female albino camel, two female calves out of the former and a female calve from a one of the Albinos daughters. So put simply I have three generations of camels, the albino and her progeny. I believe albinism is recessive but would like to try and breed another albino. I also believe that the albino female won’t have albino progeny but if I was to cross a male and female from her the chance would be 1 in 4 of gaining albino offspring.
In regards to crossing albinos, in most species of animal albino is a true recessive. This means both parents will have to carry the albino gene in order to produce more albinos. The calves from your albino female, if sired by a colored male, will each carry one gene for albino, and one gene for non-albino (colored). If you cross the albino female to a non-albino male with no albino gene, all the calves will be colored. Crossing the albino female to one of her own male offspring, you have a chance of aa (albino) Aa (non-albino), aa (albino) and aA (non-albino) (note these symbols are merely for representation and may not reflect the current designation of color gene symbols). Breeding a brother/sister pair from the albino female gives you the following combinations: AA (non albino) Aa (non Albino) aA (non-albino) and aa (albino ).
: Is the statement about crossing brother/sister true?
: Would a son/daughter cross be the same?
: If I crossed a forth generation male with a second generation female, what would the result be?
: Mick Talbot
: South Australia
: ICQ # 34095329
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