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Old 04-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #1 
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Result of PK X HM

I was curious what the outcome of a pk male x a HM female would result in. Like as in the fries tail types
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Theoretically long fins are suppose to be dominant. So you should have more long fins than short. But IME it depends on their genetic background.

I'm assuming your PK is a regular round tail - you might not get that many HM, whether long or short finned. You'd probably get more Delta and round Tails.
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Long fin as in 2 rays and veils???
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Usually few rays are dominant over multiple rays. SO 8 ray x 4 ray will give you mostly 4 rays. 2 ray x 4 rays will give you mostly 2 rays. . . . and so on.

To answer your question - if the male is 2 ray, then yes you will mostly get 2 ray fry but not VT. Probably mostly rounded tails and deltas.
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Ok now if I bred these fry back to a hm would I start getting hm and hmpk?
And what about breeding fry to eachother?
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I have heard of some breeders using HMPK to improve finage in their HM lines but in order to do so you have to breed the best fry back to HM.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #7 
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Ok in your own opinion would you say it's better to and would you breed hm to pk and then improve futer gens for hmpk or breed to hm and work in a hm line?
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It's personal preference. Breed to HM if you want HM, to HMPK if you want PK. Breeding siblings may give you both HM and HMPK. . . depending on fry's form.
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