I am just wondering if any of the breeders that are trying to figure out the white tip genetics are having any luck pinpointing how the white tip is actually expressed??
I have 2 little white tip babies that have come along from my white tip, and white tip het... but they've had about 8 babies that were normal before these guys. Is it just that sporadic? Or are the breeders working on it getting any closer to figuring out how it happens?
Re: White Tip Genetics
#743157 03/01/0901:20 PM03/01/0901:20 PM
I have a quad of a wf/wt het male in with a wt het and 2 possible wt hets. They have each had 2 joeys each and only one of the possible wt hets gave me a wf/wt that had a few hairs. But he didn't make it. They have more babies ip so we will see if I get anymore wts. I also had another pair of wt hets that had 4 joeys none were wt. The male went to produce a wt with a wt.
Bec, you know those babies want to come live with me...
I have had various set ups with my Wt's... I've bred WT to WT, WT to WF, and WT to normal. I have have never once produced a WT joey though. I have had joeys from some of my WT's go on to produce WT babies though.
Re: White Tip Genetics
#743224 03/01/0904:17 PM03/01/0904:17 PM
I have a WT pair(both WTs) that have 2 joeys IP right now. They've bred once before and had a gray. Before I got them the female had also been paired with a leu and when paired with a leu she had 4 joeys: a WT, a superlight gray, and 2 grays.
Superlight gray(probably from the father, who was a possible platinum het)
The 2 joeys IP are due out any day, so I'll let you know what they have...
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Bec the two white tip glider and het that I got from you has had babies four times. Each double babies one has been a white tip and one a het. The two singles were one white tip, and one het. So 50%. Art
I always treat white tips as hets even though they have the white tails. With that in mind out of ten babies you had two. I am more suspecting that it is the way the genes line up that give the white tail because it is too inconsistent.
I have a WT het male (he is a normal out of two WT parents) that is paired with a CG female, out of 2 sets of twins, one each had a WT. Both boys, one was a few hairs while the other was a large tip. The two girls were normals. He is neutered now, got to aggressive while mating, I do not tolerate mating wounds once could be an accident, twice and it's the big snip! But I also have his sister who has a huge WT. She has not had any joeys yet, but was mating last night. So maybe........
Yup Pricilla has a very strong WT line going. My Constanze is from P. I have her paired up with a WF. 2 joeys born both standards, 2 more IP see what happens Even though I'm honestly only expecting WF/WT hets but you never know.