If you prefer asterisks then use 'em! An Argente can only carry CC, otherwise it would be considered an Argente Cream, etc, because of the way that c[-] reacts with pp (somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I've come to understand it)
Post by esztershine on Jun 25, 2011 12:00:31 GMT -8
Could anyone explain the D gene a little more detailed please? RitzieAnn said it is the Dilute gene (Denim for me) but could I ask for a little more help please? Like DD Dd and dd if there is any of these (am just learning the very basics)
Post by seabreezegerbil on Jun 25, 2011 12:25:30 GMT -8
Dilute is basicly the same as the other locuses, just serves a different purpose .
Let's start with a black gerbil (aa D- C- E- Uw- The - at the D locus means unknown, so lets see what we get with the different possible combinations. DD = a black gerbil, not capable off having any black offspring, nomatter who its mate is. Dd = no change. A black gerbil. The only difference is that when bred to a Dd or dd gerbil, it can have dd offspring. It "carries" d.
Now if you give that black gerbil two copies of the dd gene, you get a blue gerbil. The dd gene "dilutes" the coat, so that is what a blue gerbil is. A black gerbil with it's coat washed out. It appears like a slate exept it really does look blueish. eGerbil has some great pictures of this is it's "shades of blue" coat gallery.
The same goes for all other coat colors as well, though if I'm correct some locuses react to dd in different ways.
Sorry I'm not as good at explaining as Johanne or Amski
I've looked at this thread among others on the site, but I may have missed something so forgive me if this has already been answered somewhere.
I know there are gerbil genetic calculators available among other methods of predicting color outcomes, but is there a list of some potential combinations and results from calculations for "quick reference"? Like a basic (or comprehensive) guide that includes something like "With these color combinations you are likely to get combinations of..." or something like that?
I realize that would be a very long list of course depending on how thorough it is... But in short are gerbil genetic calculations already made that are in list form for quick reference somewhere?