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Old 05-21-2013, 10:24 PM   #11 
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I would definatly make sure to breed him to the sibling that has he least red wash but still has good form.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #12 
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I would definatly make sure to breed him to the sibling that has he least red wash but still has good form.
I agree here!!! IF you can find a female with "yellow" wash, that tends to help get rid of the red wash.

What I saw the judges look for is the split...the closer the the peduncle the better (is that spelled right??? sp ck isn't underlining it...lol). He is short bodied, so the female needs to be longer bodied than he. Not all of his sister's will carry the DT gene, you will need to count the dorsal rays and find one with at least 12 dorsal rays...this is NOT counting the first 2 rays...those are spines/spikes that hold the dorsal up when flared.

Hope that helps, and good luck!!!

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #13 
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Thanks for the heads up on the dorsal!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #14 
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Well,it seems this guy is an egg eater,2nd time and all the eggs are gone the next evening!
Time to condition his 1 brother that I kept.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #15 
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Breed him to the female that has the most yellow..that is the red loss gene and since they are both carrying it it should show up in the F2 yellow acts just like red..only is recessive.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #16 
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Careful when breeding DTxDT, you only want to do it once before bringing in an HM.. DTs are a deformity and will breed lots of deformities if continuously bred to one another.. so if both of his and the sibling's parents are DTs, then I would reconsider and breed him to an HM.. a HMDTxHM will produce a good amount of DTs without as big of a risk of deformities. As now you are going into the F2 (or more if the parents were siblings), so have to be careful when breeding "deformities". Good luck!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #17 
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #18 
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Myates is correct... Watch for things like short bodies...
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:35 AM   #19 
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Short stumpy bodies are what some of us call DeVito's...hahaha...as in Danny DeVito..lol
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That's funny. I've never heard of that but it makes a lot of sense lol.

Short bodies can also cause digestive issues. Dt are often more susceptible to constipation because of it.
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