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Old 12-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #1 
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Curious about "Marbles"

Mushu and Jade seem to be having a love affair through their neighboring tanks, and Mushu's bubblenest is getting quite expansive. I'm in no position to breed them, but I was curious about the inheritance of the "marble" pattern in the HYPOTHETICAL situation if I were to breed them.

This is our "dam"


this is our "stud"


I'd like to remind anyone reading that I'm not actually going to breed these two, I'm just curious to the likelihood of marbles from a pairing like this.

I'm trying to learn a little more about genetics, so anyone who's willing to lay it out for me using small words would be my hero! :)

Thank you very much in advance!
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #2 
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I'm curious as to how "marbling gene" (if that exists) works too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #3 
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Hopefully someone can answer our question. :) I'm really excited to learn how it works!
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Depending on if BOTH parents carry the marble gene, you would possibly get some, but marbling is recessive.
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so, based on the appearance of Jade, the pretend babies would all be pretty much solid colored?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #6 
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Yes, I believe so. I could be wrong about that, but I am thinking most would be solid coloured.

In the rare instance that the parents genes mutate, they MAY get some marbling, but not likely, unless the mother carried the marbling gene.
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Wait.. that says it's partially dominant? In my experience, it has been mostly recessive...
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #9 
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Another question:
So to get a marble from our existing stock, we'd have to breed, and then linebreed carrier daughters back to dad (or another marbled male) to MAYBE get marbles? Or am I skewing the punnet square here? (I'm really trying to figure it out)
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Also you could look at this for reference, I find this easier to read too:

http://watershed3.tripod.com/types.html
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