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Fun genetic puzzles

Discussion in 'Everything Else Rabbits' started by GypsyG, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Nov 27, 2018
    Bunnylady

    Bunnylady True BYH Addict

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    Obviously, somebody did an outcross somewhere in the past, possibly to a Silver Marten, though Rex and Satin come in Otter, as do several non-commercial-type breeds. It's amazing what can lurk unseen for generations. I had REW's pop up in my pedigreed Harlequins at one point; there must have been a NZW several generations back (probably why that line had such good type!) I've also had Fuzzy Lops turn up in Holland Lop litters; unless you get the right two rabbits together, you may never know just what is in your gene pool.;)
     
  2. Nov 27, 2018
    GypsyG

    GypsyG Loving the herd life

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    I know quite a few years back my cousin had four REW Rex that she had integrated into her Pelfreeze herd of commercial NZs trying to improve fur quality... Perhaps she reserved some of their decendants when she sold out her big commercial herd. I'll have to ask her.
     
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    GypsyG

    GypsyG Loving the herd life

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    @Bunnylady ,

    I picked up a new puzzle today!
    Is she a chocolate agouti? KIMG0244.jpg KIMG0234.jpg KIMG0232.jpg

    Also, what gene gives her her white feet? Both of her parents are solid. She is supposedly 3/4 NZ and 1/4 Flemmish... But I got her from the same lady that I got Hosta from (the broken blue with otter that's supposed to be Flemmish/NZ). This little girl is Hosta's niece by one of Hosta's litter brothers. I am calling her Mittens!