Originally Posted by litelboyblu
okay so i was just thinking what would you get if you cross a feather tail with a hm? wouldnt you get mostly messed up fish that have weird messed up tails???
right? im still not used to genetics but im getting to learn more and also what would you get if you cross a bicolor orange with a blue/black/white betta? also a bicolor orange x a white betta and last but not least a bicolor orange with a bicolor orange ?? i need these answered quick and do you think my bettas can survive 4 days without food (including my goldies)
A feather tail, to my knowledge, was achieved from rather extreme rose tails. BE EXTRA CARFUL since they are more likely to carry the x factor which is very hard to clean out once it's in your line. They are gorgeous but often not advised to be bred.
As bambi suggested, it would be best to breed it to a non related 4 ray HM or a DeT. This wont ensure the suppression of the x factor but it is the safest way to go. But if any of the fry show deformities (often at a later age) you might have to cull all of them because others will be carriers and will pass it on to their offspring.
I agree with what's been said about color.